A safety device that lets you watch a movie on your phone while you drive is an important part of the car’s safety package, according to the American Automobile Association.
The AAA recommends the car screen every 10 minutes and offers a special device that helps you stay up-to-date on important safety information, such as weather conditions.
The car screen is also a big help in a busy traffic jam.
“When you’re in a congested area and there’s a lot of vehicles on the road, you can get a good idea of where the road is and where it’s going to be when you see that car’s speed and what the speed is,” said Mark D’Onofrio, the AAA’s senior vice president of safety systems.
The safety device lets you see what’s going on around you.
“It’s like the weather radar,” he said.
“When you have that, you’re not going to get into a crash, so you want to make sure you don’t put yourself in that situation.”
The AAA says the device can be a lifesaver for drivers who are trapped behind the wheel and don’t have the time or the patience to sit behind the steering wheel.
The devices also help to keep drivers from getting distracted by their phone.
“You want to look at your phone, be able to check your phone or read your phone to see if it’s the right app, because then you’re able to take the appropriate action,” said D’ONOFRIO.
The screen can also help with distracted driving.
“You have to be able not to be distracted,” said Dr. D’Souza.
If you are stuck behind the driver’s seat and need to take a nap, D’OSOFO said you should have the car safety device with you at all times.
“The more you’re driving, the more you should look at that screen,” he added.
The AA recommends that you use the car touchscreen to look up information like the time, distance and speed.
It also recommends using it while in an emergency vehicle, such a police car.
The device should also be in the front passenger seat.
If the car is too crowded, the screen should be in a different location, such like the trunk or under the dash.
D’OSOFRIOS recommends you also have a seatbelt handy to keep the device from slipping off during a crash.
“If you have a rear-facing headrest and you’re sitting behind the car, it could cause you to have a hard time getting your head back to the right position,” he explained.
The AA also recommends keeping a cellphone in your glove compartment for emergency calls, text messages, photos and videos.
The auto insurance industry is trying to encourage drivers to use the screen, but they are not the only ones.
A new smartphone app, Avant Gardener, will let you record videos with your phone and also has an app for emergency vehicles that can help you get out of a jam.
“It’s really about keeping the driver aware of the road and how they’re driving,” said Mike Johnson, the lead engineer for the app.
Johnson said the app has been downloaded more than 7 million times, and he hopes it can grow into a national model.
“If you want a car to be safe, you need to have an app that lets people get information, so they can know how to get out,” he continued.