Studies tell us that texting while driving is equally dangerous as driving while impaired, yet a surprisingly large percentage of adults – and even more teens – admit to texting while driving. There are apps designed to prevent hand-held usage of phones while driving, but people often find a way to bypass these apps. If you need something with teeth to prevent your teens, or fleet drivers, or even yourself from unsafe phone usage while driving, the ORIGOSafe offers what you need. The ORIGOSafe is permanently installed in your car, and it can be paired with multiple phones, so an entire family (or fleet of drivers) can use the same vehicle. The phone must be plugged into the ORIGOSafe before you can start the car. It will be charged while in the dock, and it can still be used via Bluetooth while docked. If the phone is removed while the car is running, the car will continue to operate, but you’ll need to call the administrator (Mom or your boss) to reauthorize the phone before it can be used again. The ORIGOSafe is $399, including professional installation that will be arranged for you by ORIGO. Required phone cases are available for iPhone (4, 4S, 5, 5S) or Samsung Galaxy S3.
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