Like many celebrities, Justing Beiber has taken on a cause that is very near and dear to his heart. But it’s not quite what you would expect. Justin has teamed up with PhoneGuard to help promote their Drive Safe app. The mobile app disables texting and email while users are traveling in a car that is moving faster than 10 miles per hour. The software is currently available for Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices and costs $29.95 for a yearly subscription, or $4.95 per month.
“It is tragic that almost on a daily basis there are reports of deaths and severe injuries caused by drivers who are texting and driving,” he said in a statement. “We need to change the attitudes in our society toward texting and driving and I am making it one of my personal goals to make this happen.”
To help support this cause further, he is giving $1 from every ticket sold to help support PhoneGuard’s team. He also throws up a banner that says “Don’t Text and Drive”, each night that he performs. And in addition to helping support PhoneGuard, Beiber is helping raise funds for charities like the Alex Brown Foundation. The organization was named after a young woman who lost her life while texting and driving.