As car drivers and motorists in general, we all know that there are certain road rules we need to abide by. At the turn of the 20th century, there was only a small fraction of motoring laws in comparison to today.
With more people driving on Britain’s roads each year, our roads can sometimes get crowded. And if we have a pint or more down the pub, it can be all too easy to forget that we drove there. The purpose of today’s blog post is to share with you some Apple iPhone apps that can help you stay on the right side of the law.
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Many people own an iPhone and spend a lot of time using it each day. So it makes sense to use your iPhone to learn how to be better – and safer – drivers. Without further ado, here are some of the best apps that you need to download today!
Alcohol Units Calculator
In France, it is mandatory that all drivers carry a breathalyser in their cars with them or risk getting a fine.
In the United Kingdom, there is no such rule. The iPhone is a useful smartphone, but it cannot tell you if you are over the legal limit or not! But how can you avoid getting caught drink driving?
The next best thing is to use the Alcohol Units Calculator app. It’s easy to use, and will tell you how much you’ve had to drink.
Get the Alcohol Units Calculator app for your iPhone (it costs 69 pence).
TomTom U.K. & Ireland
When we drive in unfamiliar areas, it can be all too easy to get lost. And when that happens, the risk of having an accident or ending up in a high-crime location can increase by quite a lot.
Instead of lugging around an expensive and heavy sat-nav device, you can just your iPhone to do the same job and for a fraction of the cost! The great news is that when you upgrade to a new iPhone, you don’t have to buy the app again!
Get the TomTom U.K. & Ireland app for your iPhone (it costs £27.49).
The Official DVSA Highway Code
Has it been some time since you’ve passed your driving test? If so, you will doubtless have picked up some bad habits along the way. If you are on a mission to be a safer driver, you should brush up on your knowledge of the road rules.
Get yourself The Official DVSA Highway Code app. Straight from the horse’s mouth, it tells you all you need to know. It’s a great app for bike riders and cyclists too.
Get The Official DVSA Highway Code app for your iPhone (it costs £3.99).
Live Traffic Info
The Highways Agency is the best source of traffic information for Britain’s major roads and motorways. You can download their dedicated Live Traffic Info app to help you avoid any traffic blackspots and roadworks.
Get the Live Traffic Info app for your iPhone (it’s free).
I hope you have found this list of iPhone apps useful. Do you use any other similar apps? Let us know by posting up a comment below!