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High-tech app hopes to cut down on distracted driving

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A high-tech app is being offered to Kentucky residents free-of-charge in an effort to cut back on the number of incidents caused by texting and driving.

TextLimit is a smartphone application made by Louisville based Mobile Life Solutions, LLC that blocks touchscreen and calling functions, other than 911, once the user reaches a certain speed.

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In a release, David Meers, with Mobile Life Solutions, LLC said, "TextLimit works with a smartphone's global positioning software to determine the speed of the user's vehicle."

With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month the app is being promoted by National Governors Highway Safety Association and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

"Our office has tested TextLimit extensively and concluded it is effective and reliable," said the Executive Director of KYTC Bill Bell. "I am convinced TextLimit will help reduce the escalating incidents of distracted driving deaths and collisions in Kentucky and the U.S."

TextLimit has an annual subscription fee of $24.99, but is available free-of-charge to residents in Kentucky who log on to TextLimit's site and use the coupon code NOTEXTKY.

To visit the site and learn more about TextLimit, click here.

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