From redeeming coupons to checking social media statuses, there’s an app for just about everything. Although smartphones are often associated with distracted driving—and for good reason—there are actually apps out there that can reduce your risk of being involved in a car accident.
Here are some of the more popular options:
1. Drive Safe
Drive Safe is a free app that helps prevent distracted driving. When enabled, this app will silence your phone and send autoreplies to incoming texts and calls. Thanks to the app’s simple interface, it’s ideal even for users who aren’t tech-savvy.
If you have teen drivers—or will soon—consider spending $14.99 on a lifetime subscription to Canary. This nifty app allows parents to monitor their teen’s smartphone use while behind the wheel. For example, it will send you a notification if your teen unlocks his or her phone when driving.
Cellcontrol is another app for parents designed to provide peace of mind. After installing a small device under the dashboard, this app will block various smartphone features while the vehicle is in motion. It currently inhibits texting, emailing, and taking photos.
Considering how dangerous texting and driving is, it’s no surprise that so many apps aim to prevent it. TextArrest, for example, will disable your smartphone so you cannot text or email while behind the wheel. When this Android app senses your vehicle traveling faster than 5 mph, it automatically locks the screen.
5. Steer Clear Mobile
While Steer Clear Mobile isn’t an app that you would use while on the road, it can still reduce your risk of car accidents. This iOS app aims to instill safe driving habits in motorists who are 25 and younger by tracking their completion of learning modules related to distracted driving and technical driving scenarios. The best part? If you use it regularly, you may be entitled to discounts on auto insurance.
Could an App Help Me Build a Strong Personal Injury Claim?
If you end up in a car accident despite your best efforts to avoid one, some of the apps mentioned above might contribute to the strength of your claim. For example, Steer Clear Mobile logs road conditions and driving time, and Canary monitors speed and location. Depending on the circumstances, having such records could help your attorney prove liability.
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Unfortunately, even if you follow all the rules of the road and use a safe driving app, it’s still possible to end up in a collision with a drunk, distracted, or otherwise reckless motorist. If you were hurt in a crash through no fault of your own, contact LoTempio P.C. Law Group.
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