Good Mobile Driving Habit
- Leave your phone’s display off when not navigating.
Whenever possible just keep your phone out of hands reach and with your display ‘off’. Setting the timeout on your devices display to 2 minutes or under is a good practice to let the phone do this automatically for you.
- Need Maps to Navigate? Do it before driving.
LifeSaver will leave you alone and violation free if you search and start your navigation prior to driving.
On iPhone you can use Apple maps for navigation, start your navigation, and let it display on top of your iPhone’s lock screen. You can alternatively us the in-app LifeSaver navigation from the LifeSaver home screen. Just search and start navigating before driving.
On Android Google Maps is supported. Similarly start your navigation prior to driving.
- Don’t Navigate away from LifeSaver or LifeSaver supported Maps when driving
When driving with the display on stay in your maps, or on your LifeSaver lock screen until you are done driving. Trying to hit your phones ‘home’ button or trying to ‘navigate’ into other apps while driving increases your risk of a collision. At 60 miles per hour you travel the distance of a football field in just 4 seconds by looking away from the road.
So keep it simple and keep your display off, stay in the LifeSaver lock screen, in LifeSaver maps, or on your iPhone lock screen with or without Apple Maps and you’re good.
- Make your calls before driving
Talking on the phone is a cognitive distraction and increases your risk of being in a collision. Whenever possible make your calls when you’re not driving. We recommend not talking on the road, but hands free calls (bluetooth) can be accepted and are not blocked by LifeSaver.