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An Innovative Cell Phone Could Put an End to Texting and Driving

Texting and Driving
Posted at 9:35 PM, May 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-17 21:35:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WTXL) - A local, tech guru is trying to put an end to texting and driving.

25 year old, Freddie Figgers is making his mark in the cell phone industry. Figger's has a created a multi-user profile cell phone that allows users to disable the texting feature.

Figgers tells us, "Mom, Dad, Son, and Daughter can all use this phone. There's different profiles, it's similar to a windows computer."

If the cell phone is in motion over 10 miles per hour, it will not allow you to send or receive a text. Figger's said he wanted to create something that would set him apart.

Figgers is the youngest U.S. citizen to operate his own cell phone company using a federal communications commission license. The cell phone company currently has 4,000 customers nationwide.

Figgers also created a device that helps doctors monitor patients remotely. That device is currently is being used at the Miami Jackson Memorial hospital.