SARTELL, Minn. – Mitch Bain created CellSlip about a year ago while looking to put an end to texting a driving.
It’s a pouch that you can put your cell phone in while you are driving. The metallic liner keeps any signal, messages, calls or alerts from coming in in hope of alleviating the urge to pick up your phone.
"It not only functions as a tool, but a bad habit changing tool. You know, change your bad habits," Bain says.
The cause took on a whole new meaning when his wife and children were hit in their van at an intersection by a woman who said she was distracted by her phone. Fortunately they were all OK.
"When my wife and kids were in the car crash, it definitely brought things in to perspective and it brought an emotion that I didn’t have prior to that," Bain says.
Bain is now working with the AAA Auto Club Group Safety Foundation to help get CellSlip into more vehicles to try and prevent distracted driving. If you want to learn more about the product you can visit cellslip.com