ODESSA - Many parents want their teens to stop texting and driving. Well now there's an app for that, it's called DriveSafe. It completely disables your teens phone once they reach their designated speed.
The idea came about by an Odessa man that figured out a way to keep teen drivers safer on the roads. He created a texting and driving app that is different from any other app out there.
Chris Wray, co-developer of the app, said, "We wanted to save teenage drivers lives and so we got to thinking what could we do to limit the amount of teenage drivers that are dying on our roads every week from distracted driving, whether it be they're posting on Facebook while driving, taking selfies or texting and driving."
As a State Farm agent full-time, Chris Wray and two of his clients, Josh and Misty Keyes wanted to do something that would ensure teen safety out on the road.
"We developed an app that would lock the phone going over a certain mile per hour. It's up to the app purchaser, they can set what mile per hour threshold they want. Whenever they're above that, they can't mess with their phone, it locks up and it doesn't work," said Wray.