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tXtBlocker

May 26, 2011 11:33 ET

Ten Top Driving Tips From tXtBlocker to Ensure Safe Driving This Memorial Day Weekend

Alleviating Texting While Driving Is Instrumental for Preventing the Nearly 5,000 Annual Deaths Due to Mobile Phone Use

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - tXtBlocker, rated by Consumer Reports as the most effective cell phone service for Smartphones, announced today their top ten tips to keep drivers safe this upcoming holiday weekend. A 2009 Pew Research survey revealed 75% of teenagers admitted to texting while driving. a frightening statistic considering The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration concluded in a September 2010 report that nearly 6,000 people were killed and 448,000 injured in 2009 (latest statistics available) as a result of getting distracted while operating a motor vehicle.

"We live in an age where people are constantly trying to contact us and when that call or text is sent to someone operating a vehicle it can have devastating consequences," said Stan Van Meter, CEO of tXtBlocker. "With 70% of teens admitting to cell phone use while driving, TXtBlocker is one of the top solutions to prevent cell phone distractions. We encourage all drivers, and especially young drivers, to practice these tips this long holiday weekend while even more people will be on the road."

tXtBlocker's Top Ten Driving Tips:
1. Set your phone on vibrate and place in the back seat, glove compartment, or trunk to keep out of reach.
2. While driving in stop-and-go traffic, toll booth lines, and the like, don't use your phone.
3. Select your playlist on your Mp3 player before you start to travel, or while the car is parked.
4. Limit or block other passengers from using their cell phones if it shifts your focus in any way.
5. Be alert and sharp while driving. Avoid driving while eating, combing your hair, etc.
6. Let someone else take the wheel when over-tired, emotional or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or certain medications (read the label).
7. Drive the speed limit... easy does it. Even at a speed of 25 mph, the force of a collision is the same as diving off a three-story building.
8. Keep your irritation in check. Drive defensively, not with an attitude.
9. Leave plenty of space between you and all other vehicles.
10. Stop cell phone distractions with tXtBlocker to keep you and others safe on the road.

What is tXtBlocker?
TXtBlocker ends dangerous cell phone use on the road by engaging a Smartphone's GPS to determine when you are driving and automatically limits phone calls and texts to "Safe List" contacts and 911. It responds to incoming text and calls, like your personal secretary, politely letting callers know you are driving and you will reply when available later. The service allows customer and administrators to locate phones anytime, create their No-Cell Zones wherever it is important, such as around schools or offices, and more.

About tXtBlocker
tXtBlocker is the leading supplier of solutions to prevent distracted driving incidents, caused by using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. The tXtBlocker product is a patent pending mobile phone service that allows parents and employers to provide a safer mobile phone driving experience.

When it is used in conjunction with the website, three of tXtBlocker's top menus of services are preventing texting, talking while driving, and allowing user-defined No-Cell Zone locations. TXtBlocker uses a variety of proprietary technologies to monitor the mobile phone's location, acceleration, and velocity. This, along with criteria selected by the mobile phone's owner, allows tXtBlocker to limit when and where the mobile phone can be used.

The company, based in Orlando, Florida and is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Efficiency, LLC. To learn more about tXtBlocker, please visit www.txtblocker.com.

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