Esurance now offers a technology solution designed to block mobile phone calls, texts, e-mail, Internet and other smartphone applications for drivers while the car is in motion.

The technology attempts to reduce distracted driving hazards as statistics continually point out the dangers; for American teens, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed, and an additional 387,000 people were injured, in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.

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