UK drivers prioritise their social lives before the welfare of others by using their mobile phones at the wheel. To combat this, Confused.com has put together a list of the top 5 apps for driving safely with a mobile phone.
We're also giving you the chance to get an annual subscription to our number 1 app, DriveSafe.ly premium, worth £8.95. Here it is, along with the list in full:
Price: £8.95 (premium version, annually)
Description: To encourage drivers to stop using their phones while on the road, Confused.com have teamed up with iSpeech, creators of the iPhone app ‘DriveSafe.ly®’. The app speaks email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter messages aloud and lets you respond by voice allowing drivers to concentrate on the road and stop texting while driving.
2. Text Answering Machine
Description: Text Answering Machine will automatically detect driving conditions, and as soon as you receive a text message it will respond with a custom message, letting people know you are driving and can’t get to the phone.
3. Tweet Speaker
Description: Handy for keeping up with Twitter conversation whilst driving, the Tweet Speaker acts as a podcast, dictating tweets to you whilst you drive. The app allows users to listen to news, sports, humour, and the musings of interesting people on Twitter without having to take their hands off the wheel or eyes off the road.
4. Text'n'Drive Pro
Platforms: iPhone, Android and Blackberry
Description: Eliminate the temptation to email or text while driving by listening to your messages in real time and replying with your voice. No hands or typing required.
Description: Textecution works to block your phone from sending any text messages whilst driving. Once Textecution recognizes that the phone is traveling faster than 10mph, it disables the phone's texting feature so text messages cannot be sent or received.