College age drivers have the added advantage of being raised on a steady diet of tech and gadgets for every conceivable niche. From cooking gadgets to tech for classes and homework, there’s something for everyone. However we focus this piece on the driving iPhone owner.

This articles looks into clever iPhone apps aimed at the college age driving set. See our top picks below. Agree? Disagree? Let us know below in the comment area. And feel free to chime in with your personal recommendations as well.

1. One Protect – this relatively new app was created to keep drivers from texting while driving. A real and serious issue on the road, especially with the college age and or younger set. This app works in that once you install it on your phone and configure it, when you’re car is moving and you reach a certain predetermined speed you’re phone literally locks up and you’re not able to text on it. It also has a feature that detects whether you’re the passenger or driver of the car. This is not foolproof as no app is, however it is clever and a fun way to keep anyone from texting while driving.

2. AA Eco Drive – want to know if your driving is fuel efficient? how about if the route you take to work everyday is the best for gas mileage? This and more can be gauged with the AA Eco Drive app for iPhone. The app records your trips and even your gas refills so you can track them over time. This is great for knowing when to take a different route to your destination or when you’re simply doing it right already.

3. i Gas Up – as the name implies, this cool app is for finding and scoring cheap gas while out and about. It finds and list prices of up to 10 nearby gas stations and has one of the largest gas station databases in the US, with over 110,000 listings. That’s a lot of gas stations being monitored. Basically when you need to find cheap gas in your area – whether at your college campus, at work or home – this is a great app to have in your corner.

All these apps can help college drivers in one way or another. Whether looking to save gas while driving, avoiding a ticket for driving while texting or getting cheap gas – these apps will all help you do just that. As usual each one is available via direct download from your iPhone or online at  iTunes.

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