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Stay safe while driving

Avoid distractions

Your safety while driving is a priority for us, and minimising distractions from your phone is a key way to keep you focused on the road. 

The NZTA, AA and Police recommend you put your phone away or turn it off.  If you need to stay connected, there are options that will block ALL notifications to your iPhone or Android, while letting your contacts know you are driving.



Set up DriveSafe

  1. Before you start driving, freeTXT ‘Drive on’ to 760
  2. Incoming TXTs will receive this auto-reply
    “I’m driving right now. I’ll read your TXT as soon as it is safe to do so. Vodafone DriveSafe.”
  3. When you arrive at your destination, freeTXT ‘Drive off’ to 760.
  • DriveSafe is available for all Vodafone mobile customers
  • DriveSafe sends auto-replies no matter what network TXTers are on
  • DriveSafe is TXT only, and the first time you use DriveSafe it may take a few minutes for the service to activate
  • If you forget to turn DriveSafe off, it will automatically switch off after 24 hours
  • When DriveSafe is on, people will only get the automated response once, regardless of the number of times they TXT you
  • There are no charges for using DriveSafe in NZ. This includes turning DriveSafe on or off and sending the auto-replies. Auto-replies sent while the service is on will not be deducted from your TXT allowance.
  • If you use DriveSafe overseas, your plan’s standard overseas SMS charges will apply
  • We recommend using a hands-free kit to answer calls received on your mobile while driving - DriveSafe works in conjunction with any hands-free kit
  • iPhone with iOS5 (or subsequent versions) can use DriveSafe in the normal way, however auto-responses will not be sent to senders using iMessage.
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