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Best Smartphone Apps To Keep You Safe on the Road

Written by Jared Staver

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Jared Staver is a Personal Injury Lawyer based in Chicago, Illinois and has been practicing law for over 20 years.

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CATEGORY: Auto Accidents


Smartphones make life easier. But they can also keep you safe on the road. From avoiding traffic to finding a new route in inclement weather, smartphone apps are there for you.

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. can do more than give you legal advice after a car accident. We are here for you with resources whether you’ve been in a wreck or not. Call us today at (312) 236-2900 or use our online contact form to reach out.

1. Waze

Just a few years ago, Waze was buggy and devoured your phone’s battery. However, over the last couple of years, it has become the go-to app for navigation. Developers have fixed most of its problems and improved its offerings.

Waze is a free app that operates worldwide. You can find a route between two or more locations anywhere in the world. It also offers up-to-date weather and traffic information for most places. Want to avoid highways or toll roads? You can also use the settings to indicate so in your preferences.

2. GasBuddy

There are many gas station-related apps out there, but this one is by far the most reliable. It is a free app that can help you:

  • Find a gas station
  • Compare the price of gas in an area
  • View station ratings
  • See availability of units and lines at pumps
  • Find electric vehicle chargers
  • See photos of the stations

This app can save you time and money while keeping you from driving around randomly to find the right gas station.

3. Aceable

If you want to become a better driver, Aceable can help. It is an online traffic school that instructs in various areas of driving. If you need help improving your defensive driving skills, driving in dangerous weather, or navigating in traffic, Aceable can help. Most courses on this app can be a bit pricey, but they are generally state-approved as training courses, and you may get a discount on your car insurance as well.

4. Roadtrippers

This app is perfect for long trips on the open road. It especially helps if you don’t have a set plan or schedule. Roadtrippers allows you to map out your trip with searchable items for hotels, campgrounds, and places to stop. The places even have reviews so you can avoid roach motels and unsafe areas in unfamiliar cities. It can even provide you with an estimate of how much gas you’ll need so you can budget ahead.

5. Roadie

Another trip planner is Roadie. It is an easy-to-navigate route planner with up to a dozen stops. Roadie will help you navigate by using Waze or Google Maps and keeping track of your location along the way. This app is free and can be helpful to see an overview of your entire trip.

6. LifeSaver

This app is solely focused on safety. It is meant to help you break dangerous distracted driving habits. It even has a rewards system that parents can set up for teen drivers. The app disables the ability to use your phone while using its GPS monitoring system. It also lets friends and family know when you’ve arrived safely at your destination.

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Wants You To Stay Safe on the Road

There are many apps that can help you navigate, learn about your car, and even stay safe on the road. Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. is here to help.

Call us today at (312) 236-2900 or use our online contact form.

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