The fastest way to put the kibosh on texting and driving.

The Textecution App puts the brakes on texting while drivingWe all know that texting and driving don’t mix. But whether we don’t trust our text-loving teen–or even ourselves when we hear the joyous ding of a new message on our phone–this genius app has a very clever solution. (And hint, hint: It’s not letting your 10 year-old read your texts aloud to you while you drive.)

Textecution may be the death of texting while driving. This app, once installed on your
phone, detects when your phone is going over 10mph. Once recognized,
your phone is on lockdown. No texts can be sent or received. And while
you can request permission to override the feature (don’t do it!) when
the app detects your speed has gone below the 10mph threshold, all
functions will resume and the app will continue running in the

Worried about being able to text from the passenger seat while taking the Metroliner to DC? All that’s required is a quick and simple “allow” by the app
administrator–A.K.A. the person who installed it on the phone. A.K.A. the parent.

If your teen tries to delete the app off their phone, Textecution will
automatically send a text to the parent and–how kind of them!–send a free download back to
your teen’s phone. -Molly 

Textecution is currently only available for Android phones, but other versions are in the works!

Molly Balint is a tech and parenting writer at Babycenter, and a former Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech contributor.

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