Tag Archives: Driving

MMGuardian Supports TextKills’ Indiegogo Campaign to Prevent Texting While Driving

26 Jul

By Paul Grossinger

MMGuardian Parental Control and TextKills share a common goal: to eliminate texting and driving from America’s roads. That is why we encourage our users to look at TextKills’ Indigogo campaign to help make a positive difference and save lives.

Nearly 3,000 teens died in distracted driving accidents last year, according to AOL News. Please help us work to reduce that sad number and keep more teens safe.

TextKills is a non-profit organization devoted to bringing more awareness to the growing danger of texting and driving. The organization relies on first-hand testimonials and advocacy work to grow awareness and is now working on funds for a film to showcase texting and driving’s dangers.

MMGuardian is devoted to creating the best text and drive prevention tool available on the market. Always free, MMGuardian’s text and drive prevention feature helps save teen lives – both teen drivers who would be texting without MMGuardian’s safeguards and their passengers.

We encourage you to try MMGuardian today and help TextKills make a difference.

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MMGuardian™ to Demo on Stage at CTIA 2013

4 May

MMGuardian™ to Demo on Stage at CTIA 2013

By Paul Grossinger

The future of mobile parenting is here.

For anyone is Las Vegas May 20-24, it will be front and center when Pervasive Group Inc. presents MMGuardian on the Exhibit Innovations Stage in CTIA World.

MMGuardian is also a CTIA E-Tech Award Finalist in the Mobile category, so it is exciting to see mobile parental control get the attention it deserves from the wireless world even as it becomes an increasingly pressing issue for parents.

MMGuardian is one of the most comprehensive mobile parental control options available to parents. It offers a rare mix of phone access control (including instant location and phone lock and prescheduling), monitoring (for calls, texts, and applications), safe driving technology, and battery efficiency. Parents try it for free and can buy Premium for only $2.99/month or $24.99/year.

For more information MMGuardian and the upcoming CTIA presentation, email paul.grossinger@mmguardian.com.

MMGuardian Can Help New Public-Private Partnerships to Fight Texting While Driving

22 Apr
By Paul Grossinger

In a sign that governments and private individuals are beginning to recognize the threat posed by texting while driving, public-private partnerships are beginning to form to directly combat the threat.

This week, Ford and the Orlando Sentinel announced a partnership to provide teens in the Orlando area with new information to change attitudes on texting and driving. The new information will explain the deadly dangers of the practice and seek to reduce teen texting while driving over time.

The Ford effort comes on the heels of progress on new state legislation in Florida to ban texting and driving, a crucial step forward that may come to full fruition this year.

We are excited to announce that MMGuardian can help.

MMGuardian enables parents to directly prevent their teens from texting while driving. When enables, MMGuardian’s “Safe Driving” function turns off texting capability on the teens’ phone when they are in a moving vehicle, unless the parent has set a manual override to indicate the teen is not driving.

MMGuardian provides parents with the active control they need to balance the outreach and informational programs and state legislation coming into play. New information and state laws will help but they need to work in conjunction with an enforcement tool like MMGuardian to be as effective as possible.

MMGuardian and the Lone Star State

16 Apr

Addressing the Texting and Driving Epidemic

By Paul Grossinger

Texas’ legislature is now considering a ban on texting and driving. It’s time the Lone Star state, where more individuals drive more hours than any other in the nation, confront the growing epidemic.

The Lone Star state’s response comes at a time when unchecked texting and driving is on the rise. Research from AT&T indicates 49% of adult drivers text while driving and 33% of teens do the same. Indeed, AOL reported last month that distracted driving is the No. 1 killer of teens in America.

When the Lone Star state does take action, MMGuardian can help.

Once texting while driving becomes illegal, parents will want to make sure their teens do not violate the law and put their safety at serious risk. MMGuardian Parental Control’s Safe Driving feature enables parents to prevent their teens from sending any texts from behind the wheel. When the feature is enabled, MMGuardian detects if the child’s phone is in a moving car and, if they are, shuts off the device’s texting capability. Parents can also set up override times if they know their teen will be in a car that they are not actually driving and manually override the feature from their own phone if their teen sends them an alert.

The law is changing. How will you protect your teens?

MMGuardian: Florida House Bans Texting and Driving

9 Apr

 Florida House Bans Texting and Driving: MMGuardian Can Help

By Paul Grossinger

Four days ago, the Florida House of Representatives committee cleared a bill to ban texting and driving and making it a secondary offense.

This makes Florida the newest state to join a nationwide movement in the right direction to end texting and driving on America’s roads.

The new bill does not make it a primary offense, meaning drivers also have to be doing something else wrong to be pulled over, but the additional penalties should serve as a deterrent to many would-be offenders.

So, as a parent, how do you make sure your teen is obeying the law?

MMGuardian can help.

MMGuardian

MMGuardian

Install MMGuardian on your teens’ phone and turn the “Safe Driving” feature on when you register the MMGuardian application. With Safe Driving enabled, MMGuardian will disable your teens’ texting application when they are in a vehicle moving over 10mph and notify you if they are speeding.

Safe Driving

Safe Driving

MMGuardian also has an input for override times, so if you know your child will be in a car but not driving at a pre-scheduled time you can ensure the Safe Driving feature will not activate, and a manual override in case you don’t know they are not driving ahead of time.

Stay safe on the road. And let MMGuardian help your teens stay safe too.

MMGuardian: Texting and Driving is Now the No. 1 Killer of American Teens

30 Mar

By Paul Grossinger

Last week, AOL News announced research proving that distracted driving is now the Number One killer of American teens.

In case you missed it, check out the rest of the article at AOL autos. But what the article leaves out is that the largest component of distracted driving is no-longer driving while drunk – the historic lead killer – now it is texting while driving.

In fact, according to Pew Research, texting while driving increases teen crash risk by 23 times over the normal risk of a collision. Drunk driving’s increase is only half that, which makes texting and driving a shockingly risky activity for teens.

Worse, smartphones make the activity far more prevalent because they dramatically increase the number of texts teens send per day to well over 50 on average. And smartphone usage is rising, with the percentage of teens owning one up double-digits year-on-year since 2007.

MMGuardian

MMGuardian

So, what gives for parents?

First, it goes back to communication and awareness. Teens are often not aware of the risk and parents need to have a frank discussion with their kids about the risk they are taking if they text behind the wheel – and the consequences of those risks.

But, communication isn’t everything – parents also need enforcement. For that, MMGuardian can help.

Parents using MMGuardian can set up text and drive prevention right on their teens’ phone; shutting off their child’s phone’s text function if they are behind the wheel of a moving car. And it’s free. 

So, try MMGuardian today. Don’t become a statistic.

MMGuardian: Distracted Driving is Now the No. 1 Killer of American Teens

22 Mar

What Should Parents Do?

By Paul Grossinger

Distracted driving now kills more American teens than any other danger, according to AOL

What should parents do to stop it?

First, what exactly is “distracted driving?” It seems like an ambiguous, all-inclusive term for such an unambiguous killer. It includes any activity that impairs the drivers’ ability to operate a vehicle. Can you guess the No. 1 contributor to distraction?

If you said “Texting While Driving,” you are correct. Luckily for parents, technology has caughtup and there are great solutions to texting a driving. In parents’ case, where teens are minors and guardians own and pay for the phone, parents benefit from a lack of legal ambiguity and can take whatever action they deem necessary to safeguard their teens’ health.

MMGuardian

MMGuardian

That includes installing text and drive prevention technology. For that, MMGuardian can help.

MMGuardian’s feature set includes advanced text and drive prevention. Once you download the app as a parent and register it, simply go to the settings page and turn the ‘Safe Driving’ protection “ON.” When Safe Driving is on, MMGuardian will track if the phone and your teen are in a moving vehicle and, if so, shut down the phones’ functionality so it cannot distract your child from the road.

It’s that simple. Happy Driving!