Every year, auto manufacturers devise new and better ways to make their vehicles even safer than before, and app developers have since joined in on this wave of innovation. An estimated 25 percent of collisions are the result of cell phone use, and developers have taken an ingenious approach to combatting this kind of distracted driving: Use the problem within the solution.  

Now there are safe driving apps for all kinds of scenarios. Although many of them were undoubtedly created with teens and inexperienced motorists in mind, anyone can benefit from downloading a few of the most popular ones and taking them for a spin.

Using safe driving apps may reduce your risk of causing a collision, which is a major benefit, but at the end of the day, you have no control over the other motorists on the road around you. If you were hurt in an accident with a drunk, distracted, or reckless driver, turn to The Ross Downs Law Firm.

Ross Downs is a member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Louisiana State and American Bar Associations. Call 1-888-771-9800 to schedule a free case evaluation with an accident lawyer in Shreveport.

Read on to learn about five smartphone apps that promote safe driving:

  1. txtBlocker

This nifty app prevents texting and driving by disabling the phone completely when its owner is driving. As an added benefit, parents can track their teen’s whereabouts on the txtBlocker website.

  1. SafeDrive

If you do not feel the need to disable your teen’s phone but don’t want to condone texting and driving, either, consider downloading SafeDrive. This app essentially turns driving into a game, and users earn points by staying off their phone for the duration of the trip.

  1. EverDrive

EverDrive is perhaps one of the most comprehensive safe driving apps available. This program runs in the background when you’re on the road and automatically records the trip as you are traveling. It gathers data on speed, time of day, phone usage, location, and rotational movements.

  1. TrueMotion

TrueMotion is another tracking app that can record the driving habits of everyone in your family. It also has a points system, which rewards users for eliminating distractions when behind the wheel. Sometimes, all teens need to practice safe driving habits is a little competition with their parents.

  1. Dash

Dash touts that by using a smartphone, it can turn your vehicle into a “smart car.” This app is especially helpful on long road trips because it provides critical navigation information, like where the nearest service stations are. It can also help users determine why their “Check Engine” light is on and practice fuel-efficient driving habits.

Of course, even the most conscientious motorists who invest in all the latest safety apps can find themselves in a collision with a reckless driver who has failed to do the same. If you sustained injuries in an accident that was not your fault, contact The Ross Downs Law Firm today.

Call 1-888-771-9800 to schedule a free consultation with an accident attorney in Shreveport. You can learn more about car crash claims in Louisiana by visiting usattorneys.com/car-accident/louisiana.