We all know that it is not uncommon to see someone on the their phone while they are driving. Texting, calling, checking updates, you name it. With cell phone technology advancing at a fast rate, it is easy to be distracted by all the features your phone may have access too. As advances have occurred in convenience and accessibility, so have advances in preventive technology. A Massachusetts company has developed iZup software that helps drivers avoid distractions caused by their cell phones.

The mobile application prevents outgoing communication and holds text messages, emails and calls while driving with the exception of 911 and a list of authorized phone numbers. The software activates at 5 miles per hour and does not shut off for red lights or traffic!