Driving when on your phone is silly and yet we all see hundreds of people on their phones still today even after laws have come in to try discourage us from picking up the phone or checking it whilst behind the wheel. Of course we can use the native flight mode built in or just switch the phone off when we are driving but in todays world lots of us are afraid we will miss something or else just sending text,checking social and emails whilst we are sat in our car..Even when sitting in traffic we should not be doing it but with the traffic problems we have its easily tempting to pick up our mobile phones to take a peek or reply to a message and so on. This new app aims to change that..

Drive Safe creator Andrew Irwin, a 23-year-old student of Computing in Software Development in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, believes the app could make an immediate difference in changing driver behaviour.

Drive Safe can detect when you’re driving using Auto Start and put your phone on silent so you wont be distracted by your phone ringing while driving, and Auto replies via text message to incoming calls & “sms” text messages.The app uses your mobile phones accelerometer…

 

“Simply the goal is to save lives. With one tap Drive Safe could help prevent fatalities and serious car accidents attributed to mobile phone usage while driving,” he said.

 

“I’ve always strived to keep the app as simple as possible, so that anyone of any technical ability or age can use the app first time, with ease. I have also tried to keep as much language out of the app as possible, as Drive Safe is a global app, used all around the world.”

 

 

 

NOTE – Auto replies may only work using the standard default sms messaging app, Auto replies may not work with Facebook messenger or hangouts etc, Drive Safe may not work on all smart phones

 

Drive Safe Features

Emergency Mode:
After 3 incoming calls from the same caller, the app will switch off.

You can now create your own custom message for auto reply

you can choose not to reply to calls, or not to reply to texts.

Switch Drive Safe on/off using the Big button in the app.
When the button is red Drive Safe is off.
when the button is green Drive Safe is on.
Drive Safe can also be switched on using Auto Start.

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Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

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