Texting while driving: Are you at risk?
Are you aware of the risk?
Texting and reading texts while driving is a growing trend, and a national epidemic, quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers should not assume that they can handle texting while driving and remain safe. The risk of crashing when using a mobile phone increases four-fold, while the risk of driver death is between 4-9 times higher than when not using a phone. Young drivers are also more likely to be severely injured in a crash when distracted by a mobile telephone
Is it illegal to use your mobile phone while driving?
Within Australia and most countries, it is illegal to use your mobile phone while driving unless you can do so via hands free. The fine for using a mobile phone while driving is four hundred dollars and three demerit points. Do you have a spare four hundred to pay for reading a text or sending a text?
Is there a solution to reading a text while driving?
Rest assured we have a solution. Text to speech is a great way to send a text to your clients, friends or family members while they are driving. No distractions while they are driving as they can answer the phone via hands free to hear their text message. It can also help you (as the driver) by setting scheduling your messages before you start driving, and they will be sent at a time you specify.
Need to contact one of your employees urgently, don’t want them to receive a fine or have a car accident in the company car?
With text to speech you will not have a problem with fines or distracting your employee while they are driving. It is a fast, reliable and inexpensive.
What is Text to Speech?
You submit a written text message and we pass it through our speech engine and then it turns it into a voice file. Then we call the number and play the message. Think of it as a “talking sms”.
Is Text to Speech expensive?
Text to speech is a low costs alternative; only 14 cents for a minute to a mobile phone or 8 cents to a landline. You can have an account set up at no cost; you will only be invoiced for messages that have been successfully sent.
How does Text to Speech work?
Easy to use! Our system can either play pre-recorded messages or read text-to-speech messages, both of which work well for different situations. Set a day and time for your message to be sent.
You want to send the same message to more than one person?
Our control panel lets you broadcast your voice message instantly to hundreds of people all at once, 24/7, putting you in full control of your schedule. Timing is everything, after all. Or, you can just send us an email with the message and destination numbers, and your messages will be on their way!
Do you want to be responsible for your family member, friend or client to be statistic by reading your text message while they are driving?
Give our Text to Speech a try so the people you text will be safe.