New Device Monitors Cell Phone Signals Of Teen Drivers

textingMore than half of severe crashes involving teenagers are caused by distracted driving, but a new device could force teens to keep their eyes on the road.

The new device, called the Sentinel, picks up cellphone signals that are coming from inside a car. If the Sentinel detects a cell phone being answered or a person is texting, an alarm will sound and an alert text message will also be sent to the parent.

“It has been found that texting increases the risk of accidents by 23 times,” said Arun Madhav, whose company, VRM Telematics, created the Sentinel.

The Sentinel will also let a parent know where the car is via GPS, if the car is speeding and if the device has been tampered with.  More