Like many Louisianians, you may be headed to popular vacation spots like Destin and Gulf Shores this summer. While these destinations provide much needed rest and relaxation, the long drive can often become stressful due to traffic, high gas prices and even dirty public restrooms. Our team at The Law Offices of Matt & Allen has put together our favorite apps that help make the drive a little less stressful and a little more enjoyable.
Our first—and arguably favorite—app that we like to use on road trips is a GPS program named “Waze.” This application works the same way as Google Maps, Garmin, or any other GPS app, but it also has added features. Waze combines Google Maps (it shares the same mapping system) with the social aspect of many other popular non-mapping apps. With this app, while you are navigating with the mapping features, there are warnings for things like traffic, closed roads, objects on roads, stopped vehicles, and even police. These warnings are provided by other Waze users. Let’s say, for example, you are driving down the highway and see that there is a car stopped on the side of the road. If your passenger logs that into the app it will alert all other users approaching the same area. This can help to avoid backups, raise awareness of road and traffic conditions and help you get to your destination more efficiently. [Read more…]