Why can't we text 911?
Today is going to mark the beginng of an on and off-again series I am entitling Simple Solutions. These will be random thoughts to make life better. I only ask that you give credit if you go on to make a billion dollars.
Shouldn’t there be a way to text 911? Think about it, if I am hiding from a would-be robber in my house and I have my phone, the last thing I would want to do is audibly tell my name, address, the situation, etc. Now think about a child that is being abused but doesn’t want to let the parent know they are calling 911. I know many would say that this would increase the risk of false text msgs and people playing pranks but I think there could be some safe guards built in where the person texting would have to provide an identifying piece of information like zip code or the color of the house, who knows. Moreover, we could increase the fines/consequences (if there are already) associated with prank calls to 911. What do you think?
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