There are a number of apps out there that seek to help persons avoid distracted driving. Usually, this involves disabling the ability to send outgoing texts or phone calls or to squelch alerts that would indicate messages are incoming. However, a new app called Road Wars is unique in that it turns safe driving into a kind of competition among friends. People get points for safe driving and are tasked with seeing who can get the best scores.
A new review of the app is less than kind. The author points out that his usage of the device actually seemed to create more distractions than would otherwise be apparent. He said he kept having to adjust the phone in order to get it to display properly and that the constant alerts that popped up on the screen necessarily averted his eyes from the road.