Road tripAlthough it is imperative to make sure that you do not become distracted by your smartphone or tablet while you are driving, USA Today reports on a great list of apps to make each trip safer and more enjoyable. For example, you can download the traffic app Waze to get constant updates about your route while your vehicle is in motion; i.e. by using Waze to get directions to your destination, you will receive timely alerts about traffic congestion and other related issues.

If you have time to spare during your trip, you should also consider using the Roadtrippers app to help you locate unusual locations along your driving route. Keep in mind that you should check this app only from the passenger seat or when you are at a complete stop. With such a diverse list of options available, it is no wonder that so many people take the time to add travel apps to their tablet or smartphone before they leave for a road trip.

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