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New Technology Would ‘Lock’ Cell Phones While Driving


A new product called Dock-n-Lock has been designed to help curb distracted driving.  The company has developed devices for both fleets and families.

The product, the company says, most appeals to the parents of teens.  The device locks cell phones while a car is in motion. According to the company, the device works much like a radio.

“While the car is moving, the cell phone is locked away, and therefore no longer a distraction or temptation to the driver,” the company said in a press release.

According to the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, more than 1 million accidents were caused by distracted drivers.

Ron Pothul, founder and Chairman of Dock-N-Lock, explains, “When I came up with the idea nearly four years ago I never imagined it would actually go this far. Now parents, like me, will have a way to protect their children while they learn to drive.”

Pothul says he developed the device after his 17-year-old daughter was involved in an accident caused by a driver who was texting.  “She was lucky to escape without injury, but I then learned of countless stories of accidents just like hers that ended in tragedy. So, I filed my patent application and started the company with my brother Joe to hopefully save lives.”

Dock-n-Lock was first aimed at trucking companies with the Surge’ON Safe Driving System.

For more information please visit http://www.dock-n-lock.com.


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