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4 Apps to Keep You Safe on the Road

Safe driving saves lives. Everyday we hear about accidents caused by drunk driving, careless driving, and texting. Luckily there are apps that can help you become a better driver and help you out in case of an accident or emergency. 

Here are four great apps to help you stay safe on the road:

RepairPal (Free)

RepairPal

Keep your car running safely and in good repair and avoid breaking down on the side of the road. The app helps you find a reliable auto repair expert and tells you how much the cost of repair at a reputable shop is in your area. And it keeps track of all previous repairs on your car, which can help you get a higher price when you sell it or trade it in.

Key features:

  • Find dealerships, specialists, and garages
  • Easy navigation
  • Educates about general automotive knowledge
  • Records all car repairs and service history for multiple cars

The user needs to sign up for a RepairPal account to have access to features like finding garages. 

Steer Clear Mobile (Free)

Steer clear mobile app

This app from State Farm Insurance is meant to help drivers under 25 improve their driving skills, but anyone who wants to brush up on their driving skills can use it.

Key features:

  • Get tips on driving in different weather conditions
  • Watch and hear other drivers' experiences 
  • Drivers with State Farm Insurance can become eligible for discounts
  • Logs driving time, mileage, and road conditions so that users can determine their progress

iWrecked (Free)

iWrecked

In the event of an accident, iWrecked will act as your personal auto accident assistant. 

Key features:

  • Detailed accident log and history
  • Captures unlimited images and archives using the iPhone camera.
  • Sends accident report with images
  • Locates taxis, towing firms, emergency service,s and more
  • Vehicle information log
  • Make direct calls via call buttons

Smart-ICE4family ($2.99)

Smart-ICE4family

In the event of an emergency this app will contact emergency services for you, help them locate you, share crucial medical information with medical personnel, and make sure your insurance information is close at hand.

Key features:

  • Recorded message by the patient plays on opening
  • Alert EMS button-dials emergency services
  • Set phone on alert mode. An intermittent alarm sounds if the patient becomes unconscious
  • Password protected insurance information

 

These are a few apps which drivers should consider installing on their iOS devices ASAP; but of course, one of the most important things you can do to be a safer driver is to avoid texting and calling while driving. If you find the urge to reply to incoming texts and calls impossible to overcome, make sure you turn on Do Not Disturb mode every time you get in the car. If you must send texts, pull over or have Siri send and read them out loud for you. Drive safely!

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In addition to blogging for iPhone Life, Simon works for Appheros and is a technology enthusiast at heart. He mainly covers topics related to Technology and Android and iOS Apps.