This post is from the ARMLS Training Department.
Subscribers are expected to be reached most hours of the day, even while on the road. Texting while driving can be a way to catch up with clients but it comes at a risk. The number of accidents occurring from distracted driving is increasing. According to a recent U.S. Department of Transportation report, text messaging while driving creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. Not only is texting while driving dangerous, but in Tucson and Phoenix it is now illegal. Fines start at $100.
There is a solution to this problem! There are voice recognition apps that can read your text-based messages in a human-like voice and let you reply by voice. Apple devices with Siri (currently iPhone 4S) and Android smartphones both have built in text-by-voice functionally out of the box.