The FCC's Distracted Driving Information Clearinghouse provides links to information about firms and organizations conducting consumer education and outreach activities, providing technology approaches intended to reduce the dangers of distracted driving, and working to dissuade people from texting while driving.

If you would like information about your organization included in the Clearinghouse, please send an e-mail with a brief description of your organization's efforts to reduce distracted driving, along with your contact information and a link to your website, to DistractedDriving@fcc.gov.

The descriptions and links below are provided for informational purposes only. The FCC does not endorse any non-FCC product or service, and is not responsible for the content of non-FCC websites, including their accuracy, completeness, or timeliness.

Consumer Education & Outreach

  • AT&T is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. AT&T is a provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services, and the 4G network. AT&T also offers wireless coverage worldwide. AT&T offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. In August of 2012, AT&T re-launched it's distracted driving campaign "It Can Wait" to inform consumers about the dangers of texting while driving. AT&T's National "No Text On Board" Pledge Day is September 19, 2012. For additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates, visit www.att.com.
  • AAA is a not-for-profit federation of motor clubs serving more than 51 million members in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1902, AAA has been active in the promotion and improvement of traffic safety. With the support of its research Foundation, AAA has studied and worked to educate the public about the risks associated with distracted driving for more than a decade. AAA advocates on behalf of its 51 million members, and among other issues works to pass effective laws to address distracted driving. AAA supports comprehensive distracted driving laws, as well as bans on all wireless device use by teen drivers. In 2009, AAA launched a national campaign to ban text messaging while driving for all drivers in all 50 states.
  • Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers supports a ban on text messaging or calling using a hand-held device while driving, unless used with a hands-free device. Alliance members have long recognized the risks of distracted driving. That's why automakers voluntarily developed and implemented design guidelines for integrated vehicle information systems. The Alliance supports an approach that addresses the issue while preserving opportunities to enhance safety, appropriate laws with high-visibility enforcement, consumer education and continued research that promotes the further understanding of driver behavior. Many current and new vehicle safety technologies and enhancements use wireless communications as a backbone.
  • Allstate and The Allstate Foundation are taking a comprehensive approach to raise public awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and mobilize teens, families and community leaders to change their risky driving behaviors. Allstate's X the TXT program is one of the first national movements to eliminate texting behind the wheel. Join Meredith Viera, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta and 80,000 others and pledge to X the TXT. Allstate is also advocating for federal legislation to eliminate distractions behind the wheel by supporting the STANDUP Act. Visit www.SafeRoads4Teens.org for more information. Efforts around National Youth Traffic Safety Month this May empower teens to speak out against the dangers of distracted driving in advance of the deadly summer driving months. See how these teens are making a difference at www.ActOutLoud.org.
  • CTIA and the National Safety Council both encourage parents to talk to kids about the dangers of texting while driving. They have teamed up to provide a 30-second video on what could happen if your teen is texting while driving. Please talk to your kids before it's too late.
  • Governors Highway Safety Association provides state by state laws rules and regulations on texting and driving and gives links to State Highway Safety websites. GHSA has also created a catalog of State Highway Safety Offices public service announcements on distracted driving.
  • Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation's largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America's roads. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a three-tier approach to helping teen drivers become safer behind the wheel. These three tiers involve parents talking to their kids about driver safety; spelling out the rules; and setting behavior standards.
  • National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is a coalition of national organizations, business and industry leaders, and federal partners that focus on youth health and safety. NOYS sponsors the annual National Youth Traffic Safety Month each May during prom, graduation, and the beginning of the summer driving season. NOYS sponsors contest and awards to support youth-led peer to peer education, enforcement support, and advocacy efforts to address youth traffic safety. One contest sponsors 20 youth high school teams to Act Out Loud for youth traffic safety. The 2010 theme of National Youth Traffic Safety Month is teen distracted driving prevention programs and projects. Through funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Allstate Foundation, and the National Road Safety Foundation, NOYS awards over $200,000 in prizes and awards for youth.
  • National Safety Council provides information to both parents and kids about modifying risky behavior while driving. This will help reduce the risk of a fatal accident. The National Safety Council's Distracted Driving clearinghouse includes a recent webinar on reducing distracted driving crashes, educational materials, videos, and recent research, including NSC's State of the Nation report.
  • RADD, the Entertainment Industry's Voice for Road Safety, is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that empowers celebrities and media partners to create positive attitudes about road safety. RADD has PSAs and testimonials from actors, athletes and recording artists.

Industry & Technology

The descriptions and links below are provided for informational purposes only. The FCC does not endorse any non-FCC product or service, and is not responsible for the content of non-FCC websites, including their accuracy, completeness, or timeliness.

  • Access2Communications is an Ohio based manufacturer of automotive electronics and accessories. In 2012, Access2Communications launched its TextBuster® device. TextBuster® prevents the driver from accessing all text, email or internet functions while driving only. TextBuster® does not block incoming or outgoing phone calls. The TextBuster® sends a blocking signal via Bluetooth to the vehicle driver's phone. The application has optional GPS tracking features. A watchdog app monitors unauthorized removals. The TextBuster is a device that installs into the vehicle along with an application that downloads to the users phone. A watchdog application monitors the main app from being tampered with or removed and will notify the parent or guardian if any attempts are made.
  • Aegis Mobility offers a broad portfolio of products to prevent distracted driving due to mobile device use. Aegis' FleetSafer products enable employers, or individuals, to proactively promote safe and legal use of mobile devices while driving. FleetSafer has multiple trigger options (including GPS, OBD or Telematics) for detecting driving state accurately. They also offer flexibility that large corporate fleets require to meet their diverse needs. This systems configuration and deployment is fast and easy to use. Aegis' FleetSafer allows corporations and individuals to optimally enforce their safe-driving policies with flexible options for hands free, whitelisted applications and whitelisted numbers. Emergency calls can always be made at any time. FleetSafer is a comprehensive solution to assist companies and individuals in promoting the safe and legal use of mobile devices while driving.
  • AT&T has developed AT&T "DriveMode", designed to help you curb the urge to text and drive by allowing you to temporarily disable some of the features of your mobile device so you stay focused on the road. When the app is turned on, notification sounds for incoming texts, emails and phone calls are silenced and those who are trying to reach you will receive an auto reply message letting them know you're on the road and will get back to them when it's safe. When your phone is in DriveMode, text messages and emails cannot be sent or received; however, you do have the flexibility to make and receive calls to/from up to five (5) people. Plus you're always able to call 911. It can be downloaded from Google Play for Android.
  • cellcontrol has one mission…To be the trusted global provider of products and services enabling responsible safe use and operation of mobile communication devices by drivers. Our flagship product cellcontrol delivers on that mission…cellcontrol is plug-and-protect, safe cell texting, safe cell talking and safe cell phone use enforcement when a vehicle is accurately detected to be in motion. In short, cellcontrol will not allow a teenage driver or employee to send or read a text message, cell phone call, email or push-to-talk while the vehicle is moving, but will ALWAYS have emergency communications.
  • Dial2Do hands-free assistant is the leading hands-free service that lets you get things done while you drive. Dial2Do's innovative solution reads your incoming emails and text messages aloud to you and allows you to respond by just speaking. Keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, you can listen and respond to texts and emails, just by using your voice.
  • Iconosys, Inc. - Developer of what is referred to as DriveReply™ technology and SMS Replier™. Triggered by GPS and other technologies and based on the company's proprietary DriveReply™ technology, SMS Replier™ captures, manages, silences, and responds to the caller or texter while enabling the driver/user to focus on the road. SMS Replier™ sends an auto-reply instructing the inbound caller or texter that the driver is occupied by driving and will return their call or text when they reach a safe destination. DriveReply™ (the core sms, gps, and power management system) comes in most of Iconosys safety products, including DriveReply™ App, SMS Replier™, and Collision Watch™. Specializing in providing truly hands-free, distraction-free solutions to both commercial and non-commercial drivers, Iconosys technologies are well-suited to accompany an organization's or individual's current distracted driving initiatives, can be integrated into current technological solutions, and can provide customers with a set of tools that help to fight the risks associated with distracted driving.
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) was established in 1991 as a not-for-profit organization to foster the use of advanced technologies in surface transportation systems. We are the leading advocate for technologies that improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation's surface transportation system. Our members include private corporations, public agencies, and academic institutions involved in the research, development and design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies to enhance safety, increase mobility, and sustain the environment. ITS America strongly advocates the critical role technology plays in improving vehicle safety on our roadways, recognizing the need for extensive and careful integration into the driving environment to avoid potential driver distraction.
  • MobileLutions offers two applications, MobiLoc and MobiLocPlus. MobiLoc is a free version where texting is blocked when the vehicle carrying the phone goes over 7 mph for 20 seconds. After an idle or stop period of 20 seconds, the texting application will be allowed to be accessed. During the time the phone is in motion, all texts will continue to be received in the background and will be fully accessible once the phone is stopped. MobiLocPlus is a paid version that blocks texting, email, Facebook, Twitter, Browsing and Instant Messaging. A Passenger feature is also in the paid version that will allow you to unlock the phone for a set amount of time if you are a passenger in the vehicle.
  • Rapp It Up Wireless Security Company has designed and developed a cell phone security device that blocks 100% of wireless communications. The "Rapp It Up" device does not require installation, licensing or software support. Once your mobile phone is inside the "Rapp It Up" device, all wireless communication stops. Once you take your phone out of the "Rapp It Up" device, you can retrieve your voice mail, e-mail and text messages. The radio frequency blocking technology guards against identity thieves, and cell phone location tracking services. "Rapp It Up" can also be used outside the car to continue protecting wireless devices from hackers.
  • The SafeTexting Campaign participates in safety related and other community events, where we provide distracted driving literature and talk to parents, teens and adults about the dangers of texting while driving. The SafeTexting Campaign has gone beyond just education and a pledge. We have developed a downloadable application that uses GPS technology to prevent texting while driving. The application also has settings to further lock the phone down preventing incoming and outgoing calls. The settings can be adjusted to suit individual needs. This application is the key to modifying the individual's behavior.
  • Trinity-Noble has been focusing on developing and patenting solutions for the prevention of distracted driving since 2001. Our combined 75 years of experience in Business, Information Technology, and Engineering has allowed us to secure Intellectual Property rights that will allow Trinity-Noble, LLC to provide the United States and the world with novel solutions to a broadening problem on roads and rails around the globe: distracted driving due to dangerous cell phone use behind the wheel. Trinity Noble preserves human life through innovative solutions. Our mission is to leverage our technical prowess to help enforce the law and save lives on our highways and byways every day. Through unique and effective technology, our products will change and eliminate the threats of cellular device usage on our roads. Our success will be measured in lives saved, safer transportation for our children and reduction of liability and property loss due to negligent cellular device usage.
  • txtBlockerTM prevents mobile phone distractions by giving parents and employers the ability to stop texting and driving and limit where, when and how mobile phones are used. txtBlockerTM uses proprietary algorithms and handset telemetry to ensure smart limits are observed. Parents and employers can be certain that mobile phones will not be used to text, e-mail or surf the web while driving or at locations where it just isn't safe.
  • Vlingo combines fast and accurate voice to text technology with the intelligence to listen to what you say, and quickly connect you with people, businesses and activities so that you can get things done while on the go. The InCar feature, available on all Vlingo-supported devices allows you to send and receive messages, make calls, and get directions while keeping two hands on the wheel, and two eyes on the road. InCar requires 2.2 and a Bluetooth or wired headset in order to function as designed. Android users get additional convenience with the Vlingo Widget, which allows users to Tap & Speak directly from their phone's homes screen to provide fast and easy access to everything Vlingo provides.
  • WebSafety's CellSafety 2.0 uses the phone's location services and if "No Texting and Driving" is enabled, the phone won't allow texting from a moving vehicle. The "Speed Alert" option sends an alert to parents instantly if the phone is moving faster than a parent-defined limit. Location services can put a drain on the battery, so parents can choose to check speed and location more or less often. When the phone is in a moving car, any attempt to send a text gets a "Blocked by CellSafety" screen. By touching the "I am a passenger" button the child can send an alert requesting permission to text. On receiving the alert the parent sends back a text that unlocks the phone for texting.

Meetings & Events

  • U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) held the Distracted Driving Summit on September 30 – October 1, 2009 that addressed the dangers of text-messaging and other distractions behind the wheel. Senior transportation officials, elected officials, safety advocates, law enforcement representatives, and academics discussed ideas about how to combat distracted driving.

State Laws & Information

Updated: 
Monday, December 7, 2015