Everyone knows that when you are behind the wheel, it’s time to put your phone away. Distracted driving is a serious problem. In order to drive safely, you must always be aware of everything around you, and ready to react immediately to an unexpected circumstance. When you’re distracted by your smart phone, radio, or passenger, it slows your reaction time and can be dangerous for you and fellow motorists. But, technology isn’t all bad for commuters. In fact, a number of applications can help to make your drive faster and safer. Continue reading to learn more. If you’ve been involved in a distracted driving accident, contact a car crash lawyer to discuss your case.
Time Magazine recently ranked and profiled some of the most helpful driving apps. Here are some of the highlights:
Do you always know where you’re going? If not, you may consider a GPS application. One of the highest rated GPS applications is MotionX GPS Drive. This program gets you where you’re going with voice navigation, so you don’t have to take your eyes, or your focus, off the road. If tracking and reporting miles is part of your job, or part of your tax write off, consider downloading Triplog. This application automatically tracks your miles whenever you’re going faster than 5 miles per hour. As Time notes, “Triplog lets drivers focus on the road – not on the paper trail – ahead.”
ETA is a handy application for getting to your favorite places from anywhere. You can favorite the places you frequent and this application will calculate the distance between them, and how long it will take you to get there. Wherever you are, you can select a favorite location for quick directions to it. For more heart friendly lifestyle, this app lets you choose between walking and driving directions to anywhere you want to go. If you are a time crunch commuter who is always fighting rush hour, you might benefit from Waze. Waze gives real time traffic updates so you know what’s happening, as its happening. If you don’t drive or walk, but instead use public transportation, Transit may be able to help you get where you’re going. This public transportation application will help you locate alternate forms of transportation wherever you are, “showing nearby departures from various subway and bus lines,” in addition to wait times for an Uber or other ride share ride.
However you get around, make technology an ally instead of a hazard. Use it conscientiously, especially when you’re behind the wheel. Never let technology distract you from the road. If you need to use your phone, pull over and do what you have to do once you are securely off the road.
If you’ve been injured in a serious car crash, contact a Colorado accident lawyer to discuss your case. The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal specializes in personal injury litigation, and has over a decade of experience and success. Call today at 303-825-2223 to schedule your consultation.