Sprint updates Drive First app with personal feedback and Parenting mode

Sprint's dedicated safe driving app, Drive First, has added two new features. Parenting mode allows parents to install this app on their kids' phones, and puts a lock on it so it can't be uninstalled without a PIN. There's also a new personal feedback mode which keeps a tally on how far you've driven with the app running. Besides that, the overall app has had a few user interface tweaks.

As always, Sprint Drive First automatically locks down your phone when it detects you're moving over 10 miles an hour. Texts are responded to with canned replies, and calls are muted and sent to voicemail.

Any Sprint customers can get downloading at the link above. Any of you parents concerned about how safely your kids are driving? Would this new parenting mode help? How safe of a driver are you?

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How does this prevent your phone from being locked down when you're a backseat passenger wanting to fully use your phone?

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Saneless says:

It probably treats you like bad car GPS units do - it doesn't care where you're sitting, it will just always treat you like a driver, which is going to get the thing just completely disabled more than enabled in the right moment.

kinster02 says:

It has a I'm not driving button.

From my Note 2 to you

Dizfunctions says:

What prevents someone from clicking even if they are driving?

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Pseu says:

Fwiw, I was able to download and try the app - and I'm not a sprint customer.