In 2008, Apple applied for a patent on newly developed technology that detects if iPhone users were driving and lock them out of their phones to prevent cell phone use while driving. Despite receiving approval for the lockout device patent in 2014, Apple has yet to implement this technology in any of its iPhones.
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It cannot be understated how dangerous distracted driving is for drivers, passengers, and other motorists. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that one in every five car crashes involves a distracted driver, and one of the most frequent distracted driving behaviors is texting while driving.
You might drive on the roadways everyday, but are your eyes always on the road and are your hands always on the steering wheel? Simple things like adjusting the radio station or talking to passengers can distract drivers, even if only for few seconds. However, even a few seconds of distracted driving could have devastating consequences.