LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Almost 50 percent of all drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 are texting while driving, but an Arkansas man is using a device he developed to curb statistics like that.
The seat belt guard is a device parents can get to monitor their teens' driving habits. Joe Rucker said he got the idea after learning that his own daughters were texting and driving.
"We believe that all parents would like to be able to control their children texting and driving. That all people would want to know if their child had their seatbelt engaged or disengaged." he said.
Rucker explained that the device will dis-engage the phone if the driver is traveling at more than 9 miles per hour. He added that emergency calls can still be made.
Parents will also get a text if their teen tries to text while driving.