New Israeli device prevents drivers from checking phones, an Israeli start-up company, has developed a device to prevent drivers from using apps which distract them from driving.

The use of smartphones while driving has become a common phenomenon in Israel. Many Israelis admit to yielding to the temptation of answering a text message or checking the latest Facebook updates while driving. Is this phenomenon about to turn into a thing of the past? Good2Go, an Israeli start-up company, has developed a device to prevent drivers from using apps which distract them from driving.

The device, which is due to be marketed at a price of 700 shekels, is attached to the rearview mirror and blocks distracting apps, mainly social media and text messaging apps. Nonetheless, it enables incoming and outgoing calls and the use of navigation apps.

The consumer will be given the option to decide which apps he wishes to block while driving. The device recognizes the driver, and blocks his apps without blocking other phones in the vehicle.

Guy Sela, CEO and founder of the company, told reporters, that “We hear about car accidents caused by distracted drivers every day. This solution offers an easy-to-use safety measure.”