A Dallas Company Has Figured Out How to Keep Cell Phones Off the Road

A Dallas-based company called WQN now sells software called WebSafety, which runs $10 a month and shuts down a cell phone when a driver is, um, driving. The software uses GPS technology, and, after the driver hits a certain speed, the software disables the phone. Which parents love, since it'll keep their kids off the phone while they're behind the wheel. Only one problem:

It can't know whether the person is driving -- and therefore it can needlessly lock a phone. WQN, which sells cell phone and Internet security software under the name WebSafety, says it signed up about 50 customers for its first month of service.

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