Distracted driving is now one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States.
People suffer injuries or even killed every day because of a collision
related to distracted driving.
It is common knowledge that cellphones have played a significant role in
the rise of distracted driving crashes. However, you might not be aware
that several app developers have created ways to help make your smartphone
a tool to combat distracted driving, instead of causing it. But with many
apps available, you may be wondering which app is the best for you and
The following are the best safe driving apps available for cellphone users:
AT&T DriveMode – Available for both iOS and Android, this app helps drivers avoid
distractions by blocking the ability to make and receive phone calls and
texts while driving. When you drive over 15 MPH, the app automatically
starts. If you have a teenage child using the app, you can have it notify
you when he/she has the app deactivated.
LifeSaver – If you are a parent who worries about their child texting and
driving, LifeSaver provides them the power to lock their child’s
phone while the car is in motion and be notified when your loved one safely
arrives at his/her destination. The app also features a “Driver
Portal” dashboard where parents can set up rewards for their kids
when they demonstrate safe-driving behavior. Furthermore, commercial fleet
managers can use LifeSaver to monitor their drivers’ behavior while
they’re on duty.
TrueMotion Family – Although this app doesn’t lock your phone while you’re
driving, this app provides a “trip score” after each time
you’ve driven. TrueMotion Family uses a rating scale to judge your
overall drive, and determines exact moments where you may have been distracted
driving. You can compare scores and show your family members’ location
on the road in real time.
Mojo – While this app also provides drivers with an overall score, you
can actually cash those points in to obtain a prize. For each minute you
drive without succumbing to distracted driving, you earn one point. When
you obtain 300 points, you can spin a prize wheel for a chance to win
an Amazon, Dunkin’ Donuts, or Starbucks gift card.
No matter which app you download, using a safe driving app is a huge step
toward driving distraction-free.
If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident in Fort Worth,request a free consultation with the
Law Office of James M. Stanley today.