Just a moment’s distraction can cause a fatal accident. Sending a text, checking an email, gawking at an accident scene, or adjusting climate controls can draw your attention long enough to crash.
Although cell phones are commonly associated with dangerous distractions, some apps can actually improve your safety. Examples include:
1. Kyrus Mobile;
5. And Sprint’s Drive First.
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Here are five apps that can improve your safety behind the wheel:
1. Kyrus Mobile
This app is popular among managers of commercial fleets, as well as concerned parents. According to Kyrus Mobile, the app disables text messages and other cell phone distractions while vehicles are in motion. It will stop all incoming calls and alerts. Furthermore, you can customize the software that the app disables and the speed at which it activates.
Cell phones are not the only driver distractions. Other technologies, such as laptops and tablets, are just as capable of bleeping for your attention. Cellcontrol will disable all of them while you are behind the wheel, ensuring no electronics can intrude on your safety.
Cellcontrol integrates with your car’s built-in Bluetooth system. This means that it does not have any reliance on GPS to function, giving you the power to lock down all distractions immediately. You can download it here.
Drivers using their cell phones have a 400-percent higher probability of crashing, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Textecution offers a zero-tolerance speed limit, which will stop you from taking chances and swiping your phone to bypass the app.
This no-nonsense approach disables your phone the moment you travel faster than 10 miles per hour. The app is available here.
If you are tempted to read texts or emails behind the wheel, consider downloading DriveSafe.ly. This app reads content on your phone aloud. Check it out here.
5. Sprint’s Drive First
Sprint’s Drive First automatically disables most functions on your phone when you are in motion. It will switch the screen off, for example, removing the temptation to check updates. The app also sends calls directly to voicemail while you are driving. You can download it from the app’s website directly.
If you were injured in a crash that another driver caused, contact the Robson Law Firm. An Austin accident lawyer will investigate your collision, gather evidence and structure your claim.
We have been representing the injured for more than 20 years, and we have recovered more than $26 million for our clients. Call 512-345-8200 to schedule a free initial consultation.