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3 Apps That Can Help You Avoid Distracted Driving Crashes

A glance at your cell phone, a bite of a sandwich, a mistimed adjustment of the radio – all it takes is a moment’s distraction to cause a tragic wreck. That single error can derail your plans as you’re sidelined with injuries, forced to foot the burden of hospital bills and grapple with repair costs.

Teenage Girl Texting and Driving

But did you know that you can transform your phone from a distraction to a crash prevention tool?

Coders have developed a range of powerful apps designed to keep you alert, focused and alive. Here are three of the best:

  1. ly;
  2. Sprint’s Drive First; and
  3. Kyrus Mobile.

Although these apps will reduce your risk of crashing, nobody can control the actions of other drivers. If you were injured by a drunk, distracted or negligent motorist in Nevada, contact the Truman Law Firm P.C.

Ronald W. Truman is a Las Vegas accident lawyer who will help you pursue the maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost income and non-economic damages. Call 702-821-1821 to schedule a free consultation. You can also visit the USAttorneys website to learn more about car accident injury claims in Nevada.

Let’s take a closer look at three driving apps that could save your life:

  1. DriveSafe.ly

The way we communicate constantly changes. Once, a hands-free setup was an easy way to stay in touch without taking your hands off the wheel, but now, most conversations take place over email, messenger or text.

This handy app will read emails and text messages aloud. Additionally, you can respond to any queries using a robust text-to-speech feature.

An annual subscription costs about $80 per year, but consider this: In a single year, Nevada taxpayers fork over $356 million to cover the crippling cost of car accidents on the state’s roads, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

DriveSafe.ly is available here for Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry phones.

  1. Sprint’s Drive First

The software powering this app will detect when you’re in motion, disabling everything but the barebones of your phone’s functionality. Here’s an example: When you’re driving, the app will power down the screen, meaning you’re not tempted to look down and check for new texts.

Additionally, calls will be directed straight to voicemail for the duration of your drive. However, your GPS apps will still remain functional. Find the app here.

  1. KyrusFleet

Hit a certain speed and this app will lock your phone into “Safe Mode.” This disables all the distracting functions on your smartphone – from messaging services to calls.

But what really makes this app stand out is its customization options. For example, you can set the speed at which the software disables your handset’s functionality and even choose which apps it puts on lockdown. Find the app on the developer’s website.

If you were injured by a distracted driver in Nevada, contact the Truman Law Firm P.C. Ronald W. Truman is a personal-injury lawyer in Las Vegas who has been practicing law for more than 25 years. Call 702-821-1821 to schedule a free consultation.