In most cases, the last thing that anyone wants to encourage is the use of a cell phone while driving. When the words “driving” and “cell phone” are used in the same sentence, it often results in catastrophic images. While it is important to understand that no one should ever text and driver, or even use their cell phone negligently while driving, there are certain apps that are available for cell phone users that can help encourage better driving habits and safety. However, even the safest of drivers can suffer injuries and losses as a result of a negligent or reckless driver. If you experienced a car accident as a result of someone else's carelessness, contact the experienced attorneys at the Labrum Law Firm today at (615) 338-9500 to learn more about the amount of compensation you may have a legal right to pursue under the law.
Teenagers and Driving
Many parents are naturally worried and concerned when their teenage drivers take to the roadways alone. While it is incredibly important for all new drivers to take classes or learn the exact rules of the road and how to drive safely, there are other ways to give parents peace of mind. Teenagers have a tendency to engage in more risk-taking behaviors, however, it is important to stress the importance of paying attention while driving and the serious consequences that can occur when a teenager fails to follow the rules and guidelines of the road. Consider not only providing classes to your teenager, but allowing them to install some of the following safe driving apps on their phone in order to not only promote their safety but also give you a bit more control even though you are not in the car with them.
Examples of Safe Driving Apps for Your Phone
It is not only teenagers that need some help with safe driving. Everyone on the roadway could use additional encouragement to keep the roads as safe as possible. The following is a listing of some safe driving apps for your phone that can help keep everyone, including other drivers, safe on the streets.
Cell phones are typically used by teenagers to play games. This free app uses gamification strategies to encourage safe driving. Of course, avoiding all cell phone use while the vehicle is in motion is monitored and then rewarded. The safe driving habits accumulate to give the driver points towards an overall score. Even better, teenagers are allowed to invite other friends onto the app to compete against them for better safe driving records. This free app can make safety on the roadways a fun and competitive game among friends.
This app prevents any driver from texting while driving. If a driver actually receives any text while they are driving, the app will automatically read the text out loud and also send an automatic message back to the sender indicating that the recipient is currently driving and will text back when it is safe to do so. This app is not free, however, it is not expensive, and can be a great deterrent for those who feel tempted to answer texts while driving.
This app is a fantastic one for parents. This app allows a parent to monitor a teenager while they are behind the wheel of their car. Notifications are provided to parents when a teenager exceeds a speed limit or goes out of the boundaries established by the parents through the app. This can be an excellent tool to communicate the driving habits of a teenager to a parent, and help ensure that they remain safe and honest about their driving habits.
This app silences all incoming calls and text messages. For the driver that struggles with the temptation of answering phone calls while driving, or feels compelled to answer incoming texts, this app can stop all incoming notifications with the push of a button. This is an excellent tool that can help drivers of any age ensure that they stay focused on the roadways and stay as safe as possible.
This app is different than other driving apps in the sense that it actually monitors the driver as well as provides recommendations on ways to improve driving skills. For teenagers, this can be an excellent way to learn new driving skills without feeling pressured or harassed by parents. It can detail certain important aspects of driving such as driving over the speed limit, the number of hard-braking instances, or other unsafe driving habits and then give recommendations on how to correct those habits and become a safer driver.
This is an incredibly unique app that combines the technology of a GPS on a phone with smartphone camera data. This app has an accelerometer that determines the actual distance between a driver's vehicle and the vehicle in front of them. If a driver gets too close to the vehicle in front of them, it will flash a warning on the cell phone as well as give the driver an alarm. This may prove too distracting to a driver, so it is important to use discretion when installing this app, however, it is important to note that this app also allowed a driver to block all incoming phone calls and text messages as well.
Everyone likes to be rewarded for good behavior. This app is a great one that uses a GPS monitoring system to tell parents where their teenage driver is at any time. Additionally, it also prevents a driver from using their cell phone while driving. One of the best features of this app is that it actually allows parents to provide rewards to their teenagers for good and safe driving behavior. As a final reassurance, this app will give parents an automatic notification that their teenager arrived safely at their destination.
Contact Labrum Law Firm Today Regarding Your Car Accident
These apps are fantastic tools to help drivers be safe on the roadway, however, accidents can still happen as a result of negligent or careless drivers. If you experienced a car accident as a result of someone else's negligence, contact our experienced attorneys at Labrum Law Firm at (615) 338-9500 for a free consultation to ensure your legal rights remain protected.