New tech blocks calls when driving Video
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>> Dave Teater says his son, Joe, could really light up a room.
>> He was always happy. He was always smiling. I never remember Joe being angry with anybody.
>> Four years ago, 12-year-old Joe was killed by a woman distracted while on her cell phone. She ran a red light and plowed into the Teaters' car.
>> And we lost our youngest son. And it's a - you never get over it.
>> His wife Judy survived. Eventually, Dave closed his automotive consulting business and began a crusade.
>> I don't think people ought to use a cell phone when they're driving, period.
>> Now, Teater wants drivers to go the extra mile with some new technology for cell phones and texting devices.
>> So the software periodically checks using various sensors that are already in the phone, like GPS, Wi-Fi.
>> He's joined a company that created Drive Assist, software that's downloadable to a handheld device. If GPS detects driving motion, a signal is sent to the wireless provider, which disables outgoing calls, except to 911, and diverts incoming calls to a custom voice mail.
>> The person you have called appears to be driving.
>> Maybe you think going hands-free is safe enough. Well, think again. New research shows whether a driver is holding the phone or not, they can be just as distracted by the conversation itself -- sometimes as impaired as if they were legally drunk.
>> I just wish they knew what I knew.
>> Drive Assist, available sometime next year, should cost between $10 and $20 a month. Nationwide Insurance has already announced that people who use it will save money on their policies. Dave Teater is convinced it will save much more than that.
>> Nothing will ever make up for the loss of Joe, but it will add some meaning to it. And that is helpful.
>> Daniel Sieberg, CBS News, Washington. ^M00:01:55
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