New app aims to make roads safer

Photo: NBC News Channel

SAN ANTONIO -- Distracted driving has become a big problem these days. But now, creators of a new and free smartphone app hope to make roads safer by making drivers better.

If you consider yourself a good driver, the EverDrive App will tell you if you really are. It works by monitoring your driving and lets you know what you're doing wrong. The developers say they use the sensors built in to smartphones to know when you are in motion.

Of course, the EverDrive App can't monitor everything you do. But it picks up on your major maneuvers, like your speed, how fast you accelerate, and how hard you hit the brakes. The app even gives you a score and tells you where on a map you did something wrong.

Once again, the EverDrive App is free in the App Store. Safe travels!

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