Kick the habit: How to avoid texting while driving

Dangers of Texting and Driving

wtopstaff | November 14, 2014 3:43 am

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WASHINGTON – Texting while driving doesn’t just endanger others on the road, it can threaten your wallet.

People ticketed for texting while driving could face higher insurance premiums since quotes are based on a driver’s history, according to

Avoid the temptation to take your hands off the wheel by installing an app or a voice activated system that allows hands-free texting. You also can install a text-blocking app while driving, the Insurance Research Council says.

A more extreme approach is using a sensor device that cuts off a phone’s signal when triggered by the handheld’s usage. Of course, the cheapest solution is simply to turn off your phone when you get in the car.

WTOP’s Dick Uliano contributed to this report. Follow

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