With all the distractions on the road like texting, facebooking (I think that’s a verb?!), putting on your makeup, and reading the latest news in the Wall Street Journal – yes, you know you’ve seen that person actually reading a physical newspaper. Admit it! – Waze is one of the latest and greatest inventions to distract you while driving.
Of course we want to know what’s up ahead on the road!
Of course we want to know when there is a speed trap while driving down I-75.
But Waze, while very popular, is also very distracting. Distractions lead to accidents. Makes sense, right?
Now, of course you won’t be speeding down I-85 through Atlanta anytime soon, but it’s time to plan ahead!
I found this nifty little project which is a steering-wheel mounted button which flashes when there is one of those all-important traffic hazards ahead. You can also press the button to flag one of those hazards too.
Check it out:
As quoted in their fund-raising efforts on Kickstarter: “TrapTap is a simple and stylish wireless button that warns you of speed traps, red light cameras, and school zones by flashing different colors. Best yet, it has a 2-year battery life!”
So, put away your Waze as you know that it’s just as difficult to use while driving as sending a text to your Mother – one of those texts you have to think about, and correct a dozen times to make sure it says just enough, but not too much for her to send back more texts so that you have to actually carry on a conversation (via text, of course) while driving.
If you or someone you know has picked up one of theses little “Trap Tappers”, let us know how you like it by leaving a comment below….
-= Tq2 =-