Scosche cellControl locks your device while driving, tattles on your text habit

Trying to keep the points off your record, but just can't resist the urge to tweet, text and talk behind the wheel? Maybe it's time you gave up on that whole "self-restraint" schtick and leaned on technology to keep your cellular inhibitions in check. Scosche's cellControl might do the trick, it pairs bit of bluetooth-enabled automotive hardware with a feature-blocking smartphone app to keep your handset under lockdown when you're on the go. It even rats you out if you deactivate or uninstall the system -- automatically sending a text message or email to a "designated administrator," just in case you fall off the wagon. The system boasts compatibility with over 1200 devices across Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Artificial restraint will set you back $130, you know, in case self-control and other distracted driving apps aren't doing the trick. Hit the break for the system's official press release.

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Scosche Announces Availability of cellCONTROL
Safe Driving System

Aftermarket connector prevents distracted driving, and is compatible with more than 1200 phones

Oxnard, CA, – January 20, 2012 – Scosche Industries, award-winning innovator of consumer technology, is excited to announce the availability of cellCONTROL – safe driving system for cell phones. cellCONTROL disables the use of unsafe cell phone applications while driving. The new system utilizes Bluetooth signaling to prevent drivers from being able to text message, email, make phone calls and much more. The safe driving system activates automatically when the vehicle is in motion to create a safe driving environment for everyone on the road.

"According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority 18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes involved a cell phone," said Kas Alves, Executive Vice President of Scosche Industries. "Those are the type of accidents that can easily be prevented and served as the inspiration behind cellCONTROL."

cellCONTROL uses a simple one-time setup to keep the designated mobile device disabled every time the car is in motion. Users activate the safe driving system online at, then download the app onto their mobile device and install the trigger unit into their vehicle's standard OBD-II interface.

Email, texting, internet, camera and other apps will immediately be blocked once the vehicle is in motion. Use of the phone application will also be blocked - unless a handsfree headset is detected by your mobile device. This tamper-free safe driving system is not only simple to set up, by continues to be easy to use. Reports of removal, deactivation or other misuse are sent by text or email to a designated administrator.

cellCONTROL is compatible with over 1,200 cell phones and any vehicle sold in the United States in since 1996 has an OBD-II interface ready to use with the safe driving trigger.