Doug / 08-24-2012 / Auto Accidents

10 Apps That Help Prevent Distracted Driving

On Monday, we discussed the “How is my KID driving?” app created by Cooper City father Mike McManigal to help parents monitor their teens’ driving. However, here are 10 other apps currently available which can also reduce “driving while intexticated”:

  • Drive First — This Sprint app locks the phone when your car is traveling faster than 10 miles per hour and automatically sends all calls to voice mail.
  • Drive Mode — This AT&T app automatically replies to incoming text messages by letting the sender know you are driving and unable to reply. It also blocks Internet browsing and outgoing phone calls, as well as silencing audio for texts, emails and phone calls.
  • — Featuring one touch activation, this hands-free app reads your text messages and emails aloud in real time, eliminating the need to touch the phone while driving.
  • Driver Feedback — As featured in the video above, this State Farm app measures hard acceleration, hard deceleration and hard swerves, providing a log of dangerous behavior and tips to improve your driving.
  • Key2Safe Driving — This is actually a device that plugs into the OBD II port located under your steering wheel. It prevents texting while driving and sends automated responses to incoming texts in addition to collecting data so parents can monitor phone activity while driving.
  • On the Move — Another State Farm app, this one sends automatic replies to texters notifying them you are driving and will reply later.
  • Test and Drive Solution — An app that used to sell for $3.99, Otter LLC began offering it for free this past June. It uses automatic text message replies and GPS to let callers or texters know that you are preoccupied.
  • Text No More — You choose when the software will block calls and texts, and can be rewarded with local merchant deals for doing so.
  • tXtBlocker — This app prevents cell phone use on the road by using your smartphone’s GPS, and also sends an automatic message to incoming text and calls, letting callers know you will reply when able.
  • ZoomSafer — Like tXtBlocker, this program uses GPS to detect when your car is moving and blocks calls and texts. It also sends automated replies saying you will respond later.

Distracted driving is attributed to an increasing percentage of car accidents every year, with the US Department of Transportation reporting that in 2010, more than 3,000 people were killed and another 416,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. You can find more information about wrongful death claims on our website.

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