Distracted driving accidents in Kendall and the rest of Florida continue to be a growing problem. As more of us are connected all the time through our phones, our devices can still be a major distraction when we drive. Fortunately, there are apps which could help you avoid traffic accidents:
- Apps that put your phone on pause: The best way to prevent your cell phone or mobile device from distracting you is to put it away in your glove compartment or somewhere where you can’t reach it, so you’re not tempted to take a peek at incoming notices. There are apps that help, by letting you shut off notifications, so your phone stays completely silent as you drive. When you safely park, you can access your missed messages.
- Apps that automatically detect when you’re driving and shut down distractions: This can be a great solution for teens, since it prevents them from texting and driving. These apps are also handy because you don’t have to remember to shut off your phone or put it in airplane mode when you get in the car.
- Emergency-only apps: Some apps allow you to designate a few emergency contacts—such as your child’s school—to come through and will send texts saying you’re unavailable to the rest of your contacts.
- Teen driver alert apps: There are apps which let parents know if their teen is texting and driving. At the very least, the can start a conversation with your family about the dangers of using mobile devices when on the road.
There are apps which promise to read out texts and emails, allowing you to respond with voice messages. While they are better than taking your eyes off the road, experts recommend keeping your mind on driving as well.
What To Do If You’ve Been in a Kendall Traffic Collision
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and you suspect the other driver may have been distracted or using a mobile device, working with a Kendall personal injury attorney can help. An attorney may be able to work with investigators or secure evidence of text messages sent. A lawyer can also pursue fair compensation for your medical bills and the other expenses you face because of your injuries.
If you’ve been injured, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Kendall car accident injury claims attorney. Our legal team has more than 60 years of combined experience and we’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of thousands of clients. Put our expertise to work for you and find out whether you have a claim.