You're driving to the store and you get a text. You: a) quickly check it on a straightaway; b) check it at a red light; or c) wait until you are parked and the car is off before checking it.
If you chose a) or b), you not only are compromising your, your family's and other drivers' safety, you are now risking getting a ticket (the texting while driving law in W.Va. went into affect July 1). You now have a fourth option. Download the free AT&T DriveMode app on your Blackberry or Android, which, when activated, automatically replies to text messages, letting them know you are driving and will text them back when it is safe.
"It's a great way to stay safe. It's a great way to stay within the confines of the law, and it's a very simple thing to do," says Andrea Brands, AT&T's director of consumer safety and education.
Sprint has a similar app called Drive First.