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Canary App Alerts Parents Of Teens Who Text While Driving

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Texting is high on the list of what you should not do while driving, but many drivers are still doing it. Now, there’s an app for that.

Just like the canary in the coal mine, years ago, which warned miners about dangerous gas, the Canary App is a warning about how much texting is going on while driving.

“It does send alerts upon any use of the phone, so if somebody is talking on the phone, somebody receiving the alert will see something on their phone,” Jani Spede, CEO of The Canary Project, said. “Or they can get an email summary that says, ‘John is texting and driving,’ ‘John is talking and driving.’

The Canary app kicks in whenever the car goes over 12-miles an hour. It can allow parents to set speeding limits for teen drivers, and even senses if your teen is in someone else’s car and that car is speeding.

Spede says the app can also set safe and unsafe zones.

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