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Prevent distracted driving with these 4 apps

In recent years, distracted driving has become a primary cause of car accidents. Some estimates report that as many as 1.6 million accidents occur as a result of a driver using a cellphone. Many of these result in serious injuries. 

Often, people cannot help but look at their phones, even momentarily, when they receive a text or phone call. If you fall into this category, then it may behoove you to download an app to make it impossible to use your phone while the car is in motion. 

1. TextLimit

It costs $24.99 a year to use TextLimit, but it does come with its advantages. With this app on your phone, it will automatically disable any apps you want as soon as you go above a certain speed limit. You will be able to use these features again when the vehicle comes to a stop. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, you can download this app. 

2. Cellcontrol

Cellcontrol is popular with business owners who want to make sure their employees do not look at their phones while driving company vehicles. It is painless to manage, and you can customize which apps can still function when a car is in motion. For example, the driver may need to use a navigation app, and you can customize the app's capabilities to allow GPS to function while preventing social media alerts from coming up. 

3. TextArrest

TextArrest is a free app to download. Parents can download this app onto their teenagers' phones to disable the devices while the car is in motion. This app often works even when the teen is a passenger in the car, but even that can be advantageous when it comes to preventing distractions to the driver. 

4. Live2Txt

A common cause of traffic collisions is someone looking at a phone for a couple seconds to see what someone texted. Live2Txt prevents those alerts from happening, so you do not feel compelled to even look at your phone because of the alert.  

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