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5 Apps That Prevent Car Crashes – Austin Personal-Injury Lawyer Insights

By Luke Dow on May 23, 2016

All it takes is a single distracted moment to cause a tragedy. You look down to check the messages on your phone, and in the next minute, you’re picking up the pieces in the aftermath of a traumatic and costly wreck.



But did you know you can transform your phone from a distraction into a lifesaver? Intrepid coders have put together a range of apps designed to keep you alert – and alive. Here are the best:

  1. Sprint's Drive First;
  3. Textecution;
  4. Kyrus Mobile;
  5. And Cellcontrol.
Some accidents you can avoid, but others are out of your control. If you were injured in a car crash that was not your fault, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is an Austin car accident lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you pursue the maximum compensation.

Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, read on to learn more about apps that could save you from a traumatic car accident:

  1. Sprint's Drive First
This app is a game-changer. Why? Simple: The software automatically detects when you're in motion, disabling most of the phone's functionality. For example, it will turn off the screen, meaning you are not tempted to look down to see if there are any new texts.

It will also direct all calls straight to voicemail for the duration of your trip. But don’t worry: Your GPS apps will still work. Visit the app's website to download this life-saving software.

A hands-free setup is great for fielding phone calls. But this is the 21st century, so people tend to stick to texts or emails.

This app will read text messages and emails out loud. The best part? You can respond using the text-to-speech function.

The app will set you back around $80 per year. However, bear in mind that car accidents cost Texas taxpayers more than $4 billion annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Head here to download this app for Blackberry, iPhone, or Android.

  1. Textecution 
According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers who use their cell phones behind the wheel are four times as likely to be involved in car crashes

Here’s your quick fix: This no-nonsense app disables text messages as soon as you hit a speed over 10 miles per hour. There goes the temptation to swipe through your phone. Get the app here.

  1. Cellcontrol
Your smartphone is not the only distraction on the road. There's a horde of other bleeping technology vying for your attention. Whether you bring a laptop, tablet, or any other mobile device, this app will disable it when you are driving.

How does Cellcontrol work? The software integrates with Bluetooth technology built into your car. That means it's not relying on GPS info to tell it when to jump into action, giving you an immediate lock down on all that distracting tech. Get it here.

  1. KyrusFleet
This app will enter "Safe Mode" as soon as you hit a certain speed. This will disable all the distracting functions on your cell phone – from texting to incoming calls. Plus, you can configure exactly how this app functions, customizing everything from the speed to the software it disables. Find the app at Kyrus Mobile.

Next time you hit the road, block the distractions with these top apps. However, if you have been the victim of a car crash caused by a distracted driver in Austin, you deserve compensation.

Mr. Dow of Luke Dow Law Firm is an experienced personal-injury lawyer who will help you build a strong case and cover the cost of damages. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a free consultation today.


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