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Cell phone app designed to block calls and texts while driving

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Colorado (WQOW) - A new cellphone app could make it safer for drivers, especially teenagers.

The Android app, called LifeBeforeText, is designed to block calls and texts while driving. Parents can install it on their teenagers phones for them. If a teenage driver disables the app, the parents will get an e-mail. If the app is deleted, an e-mail can also be sent to an insurance agent who may be giving the teen driver a discount for having the app installed. A Colorado father says he designed the app with his young triplets in mind.

"The thought of them driving in today's world, they're 8, so they're 8 years away from driving, and there's so many distractions and meaningless deaths on the road caused by people texting," said Troy Orner, the creator of LifeBeforeText.

The app costs $3.98 cents to install on an Android phone. 

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