OTTER Gains Support From Impact Teen Drivers And The California Association Of Highway Patrolmen

National Highway Safety Organizations resoundingly support OTTER.
June 14, 2010 - PRLog -- In its mission to have an immediate impact on the texting while driving landscape, the smartphone application known as OTTER continues to gain support from highway safety organizations.  Jon Hamm, the the President and founder of Impact Teen Drivers, and CEO of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen explains “We’re impressed with OTTER. It’s a powerful, effective solution to help prevent the deaths of young people that cause our highway patrolmen so much stress in their jobs.”

Executive Director of Impact Teen Drivers, Dr. Kelly Browning, says:  “We believe that OTTER is an affordable solution that will meet teens’ need for immediate communication in their social environment while eliminating the distraction that can arise even from the notification of an incoming text or phone call”.

OTTER’s easy-to-use auto reply feature immediately responds to incoming texts with a customized response without the OTTER user seeing or hearing cues that a text exchange has occurred. This can be used to schedule "texting blackout periods" for a meeting or for a teen to get some studying done.  For adult drivers who want to self govern that almost Pavlovian need to respond to their incoming texts, a simple GPS Mode feature is included that you can leave on all the time if you like.  When your car is moving, you won’t be tempted by that seductive incoming text chime or incoming phone call ringtones unless a wireless bluetooth device is enabled.  When you are done focusing on safe driving, all of your texts will be available for you to answer on your terms.

OTTER includes the first of its kind GPS / Parental Control Feature.  Parents can enter a session specific pass code and know that while their teen's phone is in a moving vehicle, OTTER will silence all primary text notifications and auto-reply with an anti texting and driving message.

Unlike the competition's more invasive software that ranges from $25 to $120 a year with recurring fees, OTTER has only a one time download cost of $3.99.


OTTER LLC is a Seattle-based software company whose concept for OTTER was born from a dramatic near miss of the owner's 3 year old daughter by a driver who was pre occupied with texting. For more information please go to:




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OTTER manages texts whether you are at home, in the office or, most importantly, driving on our highways... With a simple, affordable app (no recurring fees) we intend to effect tangible change on the highways by empowering the individual with this tool.
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