Mobile phones are indeed a distraction while driving, and if you are casually browsing through your phone for a second or two, you will end up crashing your car. It will be surprising to know that if smartphones are a cause of distraction while driving, they could also save you from disasters. With the development of a few apps which aids while you drive, you can ensure that you have a smooth driving experience and eliminate all chances of distracted driving.
This is by far the best app available, and it allows your device to see what is in front of your car as well as the other cars on the road. It is available for both Android and iOS. It uses your device’s GPS, accelerometer, and camera to calculate the distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you. It also warns the driver in case the vehicle comes closer to another car. Besides these, it also blocks calls, text messages and emails, and can also work as a navigation tool.
Created by iSpeech, this app is available for Android, Blackberry, and iOS. It automatically responds to the text and emails, reads them out loudly, without any touch, and lets you respond by voice. If you sync your vehicle’s Bluetooth system with the app, it will automatically turn on when you enter your vehicle. Being light-weighted, it does not slow down your phone and drains much battery. You can also customize the app according to your need.
Though this app does not have many features, it can still be considered an excellent tool for safe driving. This app lets the user choose among three driving profiles- RED, YELLOW, and GREEN and the app functions accordingly. The RED profile rejects incoming calls and automatically responds with an SMS. The Yellow profile rejects incoming calls. The phone vibrates for three seconds and rejects the call while sending an SMS. In the GREEN profile, the phone rings and vibrates for three seconds and automatically hangs up the call and responds with an SMS.
Compatible with Android, this app lets you know who is calling and enables you to answer or reject a call on the loudspeaker mode by simply saying yes or no. If you say YES after the beep, you will be automatically put on the loudspeaker. If you don’t want to answer, say NO after the beep, the ringer will be muted, and a message will be sent to the caller. This app is compatible with any voice and uses very little battery.
Drive Beehive is another app to eliminate distracted driving. The rewards-based safe driving network, which is unique to this app, lets you pair family and friends to reward each other for practicing safe driving. You need to set up a sponsor, and you are rewarded with one point per mile driven safely. The sponsor will be notified once you accomplish your safe mile goal. So, choose the app that fulfills all your needs and make the best use of it. Happy Driving! Also, while you browse these apps for safe driving practice, do not forget that the vehicle's safety is also important.
So, check if your car insurance is in place, because, along with you even your vehicle needs to be secured.