Top 5 FREE Travel Apps For Drivers
Do you spend much of your time on the road or travel long distances regularly? With the advances of technology, there are plenty of travel apps available to your smart phone that can save you money and help you drive more safely.
We’ve put together our top 5 free travel apps that will come in use for all drivers, from avoiding horrific traffic jams to spotting speed cameras.
- Intelligent Marmalade
- Available on Android and iPhone
Intelligent Marmalade is the perfect travel app for money-saving drivers. It introduces you to ‘black box’ technology, a box that an insurer will fit in your car, which monitors your driving. It informs your insurer of your driving habits, for example, speeding and harsh braking and cornering. How you drive then effects how much you pay for your insurance and if you drive well, you could save hundreds!
If you’re unsure about going right ahead and fitting a black box, you can try the Intelligent Marmalade app to give you a taster.
- RAC Traffic
There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a traffic jam during rush hour. With the RAC Traffic app, you can avoid any choc-a-block routes with updates on delays and road works across the UK. It shows how long you can expect to be in a delay and updates you on any incidents that have occurred.
Other features include, a route planner, a break down section and an accident care helpline.
We trust that you’re a safe driver, but so a speeding camera doesn’t snap you again, you should download CamerAlert. This travel app will alert you of any speeding cameras ahead on your route and it updates every week to ensure you receive accurate information. You can also send in updates if you wish to, which are verified and added to their database.
This app will help you drive more safely and gives you a heads up to avoid any fines or points.
- The AA Travel App
The AA app is a great all-round app that includes traffic updates and reminders for your MOT, tax and insurance. By looking at the map, you can also find out where the cheapest petrol stations are and it will sort a route for you. Having trouble parking? The app will locate parking spots, giving you details about spaces available and how much parking costs are.
This app is beneficial to all drivers and will keep you organised, well informed and help you cut motoring costs.
We all know the feeling too well – you’re a tad lost, trying to figure out the route on your phone and then suddenly the connection fails. It’s so frustrating and then you find yourself driving aimlessly to try and find 3G or 4G! Not anymore. With MapsWithMe, you can access detailed maps of countries across the world without any Internet connection.
The offline map is extremely efficient and perfect for when you’re travelling through places with very limited if not any data roaming.
We hope you find these travel apps useful and we’d love to know how you get on with them. If you have any other apps that you’d like to recommend to us, feel free to get in touch. On another note, make sure that you don’t use these behind the wheel and only use them when safe to do so!