WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- The new school yar could mean more driving privileges for some teens.
According to federal government statistics, younger adults, 20 and under, are most susceptible to distractions.
Now parents can enlist the help of some apps to make sure their teens develop good driving habits early.
The DriveSafely app for Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows reads texts and emails out loud in real time.
Drivers can respond without touching the phone and they don't have to take their hands off of the wheel.
A family of four can use the app for about $10 a month.
The Apple and Android TeenAgree app lets parents use GPS to keep tabs on their teen's driving and speed.
It can track multiple young drivers ina family.
And, the Key-Two-Safe Driving app works with hardware installed in a car.
It blociks incoming text messages and phone calls. The calls go to voicemail. The texts get an auto reply.
ZoomSafer is another app that limits a driver's ability to text, email or make a call while driving.
In June, the U.S. Department of Transportation implemented it's Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving campaign.
To download the program click here.