This is an idea that will get a lot of people up in arms.
With evidence mounting that texting and driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving, nearly everyone agrees that it is a huge problem that must be stopped. Sure, 18 states have made it illegal to text and drive, but the fact is many people-especially teens-continue to type away while behind the wheel. So why not take the next step, and have cars come with a device that jams cell phone signals for those in the driver seat?
I know, some of you are reading this and saying, "No way! I can stop texting and talking while driving, I don't want anyone knocking out my cell phone." Like anyone else, I hate to lose my ability to communicate, but the idea is not a crazy one. A company in Doylestown, Pennsylvania called Trinity Noblehas patented technology in its Guardian Angel jamming device. The Guardian Angel jams the cell phone signal of the person sitting in the driver seat a car going over 10 miles per hour. In other words, the drivers cell phone does not get a signal. Joe Brennan with Trinity Noble says, "we filed the patent in 2001 and the patent was actually granted in 2006 at the end of 2006 by the same government that is saying the technology is illegal."