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How Do I Use Apple's Do Not Disturb While Driving App?

Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 1-Nov-2017

Apple has released an anti-distracted driving app with its new iOS 11 update. The Do Not Disturb While Driving app has several features that can reduce the temptation to text, use social media or check emails while driving. Apple’s new app can block incoming text messages, phone calls and notifications. It can also send automatic replies to people who send you messages or phone calls.

There are several ways to use this app. If you go into your iPhone’s settings and select “Do Not Disturb,” you can make personal modifications. Hit the setting that says “Activate” to select when your phone will use the app. You can set the app to turn on automatically. With this setting, the app will turn itself on if you are driving. You can also use this app manually. Finally, you can set the app to work with your vehicle’s Bluetooth device. This setting will allow you to receive handsfree calls.

The app has other settings that you may find useful. You can allow calls from certain people, such as coworkers, family members or clients. For other contacts, you can alter the settings to allow their phone calls to come through after the second attempt. Your contacts can also include the word “urgent” in the message to bypass the app’s blocking feature. This will allow you to pull over and have the message read by Siri.

Distracted driving is a major problem in Washington, DC. Many people who work in our city are glued to their phones due to the nature of their jobs. Technology may play an important role in reducing the number of distracted driving accidents in our city.

What if I Am Injured by a Distracted Driver?

If you or a loved one are injured by a distracted driver, then you should speak with one of our attorneys. Pedestrian accidents may cause catastrophic injuries that require a lifetime of care. In other cases, these accidents can take away the lives of loved ones.

The Washington DC car accident attorneys at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC could help you determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit. Damages could help pay for costs associated with catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.

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