An Ideal to prevent teen ( and Some irresponsible adults)texting and driving.
I would like like to submit a common sense ideal to prevent texting and driving. Now almost every phone has a GPS built into them Why enact a feature that the phone not permit texting receive a text when the GPS senses it moving over 10 MPH. This could be a service provided by subscription to parents or even built into future phones hardware. In cases the Person in a moving vehicle is receiving a text the sender would receive a an auto text stating the phone is in motion and the receiver will receive the text at a more appropriate time.
A feature as I am describing would save countless lives and would be socially responsible for your industry to implement.
Re: An Ideal to prevent teen ( and Some irresponsible adults)texting and driving.
That solution isn't very practical as it would require the GPS to be running all the time which would severely drain the battery. A lot of phones would be dead within an hour.
Vehicle and Cellular handset manufactures need to work together to create a system where the vehicle while in motion, emits a signal in the vehicle cabin to force all phones in the vehicle to only allow 911 emergency calls.