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workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast

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Disable Users Phone When Driving

Apologies if I picked the wrong forum.

I have been tasked with coming up with a way to disable use of mobile devices used by our employees while they are driving.

I have found a few on Google but everything seems to be centered on Texting.

I need to make sure that the phone cannot be a distraction in any way during driving.

Before I go to all the trouble of researching I thought I would ask for any experience you might have in this area.

Thanks,

Blob

EDIT: Since posting I found this which looks awesome.
»www.consumerreports.org/cro/news···ndex.htm
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nwrickert
sand groper
Premium,MVM
join:2004-09-04
Geneva, IL
kudos:7
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
said by workablob:

Apologies if I picked the wrong forum.

There's a Cellphones forum, and an Android forum.

My phone has the "AT&T Drive Mode" app, which I think is supposed to do what you want.

For myself, I don't see the point. If the phone rings while driving, I just let it ring (ignore it).
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workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast
Thanks,

The issue is that this needs to be enforced company wide.

It's a liability issue.

It has to be something that can be enforced and that the user cannot control.

The link I posted above seems like it will do the trick.

Only $85 or so on-time fee.

Blob
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AsherN
Premium
join:2010-08-23
Thornhill, ON

1 recommendation

The liability issue is covered by a properly worded and signed policy.

Flip side of liability is a driver needing to make an emergency call while unsafe to pull over, and not being able to. i.e. a victim of road rage being pursued, etc.

This is a case of trying to use tech to solve a people issue.


workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast
said by AsherN:

he liability issue is covered by a properly worded and signed policy.

That doesn't stop a victim from suing the company. That is what this is intended to address.

Thanks,

Blob
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AsherN
Premium
join:2010-08-23
Thornhill, ON

1 recommendation

said by workablob:

said by AsherN:

he liability issue is covered by a properly worded and signed policy.

That doesn't stop a victim from suing the company. That is what this is intended to address.

Thanks,

Blob

But it helps your case of shifting the liability to the driver.


workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:4
We have that in place but I can assure you it won't amount to a hill of beans when a victim comes after the company.

Blob
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mj3431

join:2003-04-21
STL, MO
Reviews:
·Charter

1 recommendation

That device will only keep an honest person honest.

The smart ones will use a BT headset and just throw the phone over into the passenger seat/dash. You can easily dictate texts or have them read back on most popular phones via hands free devices.

Not to mention the fact that the user could just kill or remove the app when in a vehicle.