Technology is such a big part of our lives today. Along with that are apps that are growing constantly in popularity and use. There is an app for just about everything, including apps to assist with safe driving. Continue reading to see some of our picks and details for each.
How do safe driving apps help?
They perform a function or have a feature that encourages and assists you in being a safer driver. Some have capabilities to eliminate phone distractions while others track and motivate safe driving behavior. With a simple download, one of these could help with becoming a safer driver.
Drivemode activates once a car reaches 15mph. It puts your phone into handsfree mode. This allows all calls and messages to be sent using voice commands. There is also a “Do Not Disturb” feature which blocks all incoming calls and messages and gives you the option to send an automatic reply. This app can pair automatically with Bluetooth, track driving behaviors and send personalized recommendations based on the data. It also allows integration of many common apps with one simple interface.
OnMyWay is an app that activates when you start driving. It tracks whether or not your phone is locked while driving. This cuts out any distraction or temptation to reach for your phone. Activation starts once the car is going over 10mph. A bonus with this app is that you get rewarded for using it in cash and gift cards.
The Drive Safe app turns on automatically to silence your phone when the car is in motion and shuts off when you leave the vehicle. It has the capability to send automatic replies to incoming callers and has an emergency mode. If you receive three incoming calls from the same caller Drive Safe shuts off and you will receive the call. It works with Bluetooth which is enabled when you start driving.
Find what works for you…
There are many safe driving apps available. These are just a few. Explore them in your app store by searching “safe driving app”. Find one that suites your needs. In some instances, there are similar apps provided by your cell phone carrier or a safe mode that can be activated to perform these functions in the settings on your phone.