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1. Posted by lesliehorning (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Does anyone have any good recommendations about phone apps for either Android or the iPhone that warn of traffic accidents, speed traps or road construction?

After looking around a little bit I found Trapster (www.trapster.com) that seems to have a lot of users and a lot of good reviews. Has anyone ever used this? What do you think? Any other suggestions?

I'm going out of town in a month and just want to prepare for a quick and safe trip, especially with a couple kiddos in the back seat.

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2535 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

In my opinion being a competent, capable and safe driver who is constantly aware of the road and everything that's happening around you is a thousand times more important than listening to a distracting app blab about potential road hazards to you...

Have fun and drive safely.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Waze is quite good and I understand rather active in the US.

In the same vein as Terry's comments, it is really ideal for planning a long journey and being aware of significant hazards that may affect your route. You can set the size of the alert area, say 100+km, so you can search for detours or alter your route well in advance.

Once you're on the road, it gets a bit fidgety to be watching the tiny icon approach on your screen when you could just watch the road—not to mention the couple of distractions in the back!