5 Apps That Help You Drive Safely

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Focus on your driving when you're behind the wheel. Halfdark / Getty Images
  • 01 of 07

    Driving Distractions

    Young Woman Using Smart Phone In Car
    It only takes a split second of not paying attention to the road for a disaster to happen. Svetlana Davis / EyeEm / Getty Images

    With more cars on the road than ever before, it’s essential to pay close attention every single second you’re behind the wheel. Unfortunately, there are also more diversions that can create a disaster in a split second.

    Music, conversation, phone calls, and text messages are a few of the things that drivers need to put behind their job of safely getting to their destination. It’s easy to turn away for a moment to check a message on the phone or change the music. However, all it takes is a split...MORE second for a disaster to happen.

    Fortunately, there are some ways to avoid accidents that are related to a lack of attention. Whether you and your friends choose to set up group accountability or you’re a parent who wants to make sure your teen is driving safely, these apps add an additional layer of comfort.

    If you or your friends want to stay safe while driving, consider downloading one of these helpful apps to your phone:

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  • 02 of 07

    LifeSaver

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    Some of the apps offer rewards for safe driving. Westend61 / Getty Images

    Those who are compelled to use their cell phones that distract them from focusing on driving can benefit from the LifeSaver app for Android. Not only does this app block the driver’s ability to use the phone it lets others know that the driver has arrived safely at the destination.

    LifeSaver stays in the background and “wakes up” when the person starts driving. This app is easy to set up, and it only takes minutes to be up and running. Drivers can earn free rewards for safe driving, which takes...MORE the sting out of using it for most teens. Families or friends who care enough to keep track of each other can use this app.

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  • 03 of 07

    TrueMotion Family

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    Set up a driving accountability plan with friends and family members. Westend61 / Getty Images

    The TrueMotion Family app is free for both IOS and Android users to rate their driving and show when they’re distracted each time they’re behind the wheel. This app provides an overall recap of the safety of each driving member of the family or group of friends, and it lets loved ones know when the driver arrives at the destination.

    TrueMotion tracks your driving and lets you know how much time was spent distraction free. Safe driving earns points that can later be redeemed for prizes, which...MORE makes this an excellent app that provides rewards for simply doing the right thing.  

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  • 04 of 07

    DriveSafe Mode

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    Keep track of each other's driving. Markus Bernhard / Getty Images

    The DriveSafe Mode app monitors and controls all the linked devices while driving. It’s easy to sync any phone or mobile device to his app.

    Parents will be notified immediately if their teens are texting or using any of the social media while behind the wheel. Employers will be able to monitor the safety of their employees’ driving habits. Friends can keep each other in check and help stay accountable for their driving to make sure they keep their focus on the road.

    You can also specify numbers...MORE that you want to be called in case of an emergency. DriveSafe Mode is available for both Android and IOS devices.

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  • 05 of 07

    DriveSafe.ly

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    A good driver keeps her eyes on the road. Nisian Hughes / Getty Images

    There are times when you need to stay connected. DriveSafe.ly for Android allows drivers to communicate via text and email without having to take their eyes off the road by using text to voice technology for both incoming and outgoing messages.

    Setup for DriveSafe.ly is easy and only takes minutes before it’s ready to start working for you. Whether you’re keeping track of friends, a parent want to make it easy for teens to keep their eyes on the road, or you want to stay productive during long...MORE commutes, you’ll appreciate the convenience of DriveSafe.ly. This app can be turned on and off as needed. 

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  • 06 of 07

    Canary

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    Share a safe driving record with friends, family, and business associates. Cultura RM Exclusive/Seb Oliver / Getty Images

    The Canary phone app for Android or iPhone lets others know when the driver’s phone is unlocked, when the driver is going outside the designated area, and when the driver is going over the posted speed limit. It also provides proof of how fast the person is driving if he or she is ever pulled over. Although it may not be popular with teens, the Canary app can help provide some level of comfort for the parents.

    Friends who want to stay safe can use the Canary app for accountability. It’s easy to...MORE install and use. 

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  • 07 of 07

    Goal of Arriving Safely

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    Arriving safely is the goal. JR Carvey/Streetfly Studio / Getty Images

    There’s no shame in creating accountability for those you care about. Whether you participate in a safe driving program with your pals or you’re a parent who wants to make sure your teenage drivers are following the rules, any of these apps can give you the peace of mind you need. After all, the goal of getting behind the wheel is to get from one place to another in the safest way possible.