Safer Texting Buttons



Safer Texting Buttons



Texting while driving is unsafe. Here's how to make it safer.


We all know how unsafe it is to text and drive, yet it's hard to entirely avoid the distractions because although we can try to resist the urge to type replies while driving, it's hard to ignore reading messages as they arrive.

The solution is to make it easier for people to quickly switch from reading and writing texts to simply talking (hands free) on the phone. To make this happen, smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung can show TWO easy buttons on the lock screen when a text message comes in.

One button sends a reply to the sender that says "Call me".

The second button says "Call Now". It doesn't send a reply. It just dials back the person who sent the text.

In both cases, the driver doesn't need to read the message or write a reply. All they do is see who it's from and either tell the sender to call them or it dials them right then and there without looking up the number. In both cases, they can safely continue the conversation using a headset or the car's Bluetooth connection to the speakers.
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