Figgers F1 cellular phone aims to reduce accidents caused by texting, driving

Figgers F1 cell phone has introduced Life Saver with a built-in mechanism that prevents texting and driving, the company said.

The company said the F1 detects motion when the car is moving over 10 miles per hour on the driver side of a USA vehicle and puts it into a safe mode; thereby disabling distractions driving.

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that for drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes, 15 percent of the distracted drivers were distracted by the use of cell phones. F1 said distracted driving is a leading cause of road accidents. Because text messaging requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver, it is one of the most alarming distractions.

The Figgers F1 cell phone is the brainchild of Freddie Figgers, an inventor, holder of four US patents and the owner/operator of an independent, US-based telecommunications company regulated by the Federal Communication Commission.

The company said 46 states currently prohibit cell phone use while driving, but people ignore laws banning the practice. If laws are not changing these behaviors then technology can.