If you’re already a regular user of the Waze app, then you’re familiar with just how awesome it is. It can get you out of a jam, literally, but it can also do something much more important. What if your smartphone could ensure that you’ll never forget your kids in the car? This Waze app hack could save your kid’s life every time you get out of the car.

All you have to do is activate the Child Reminder feature on the app. Every time you reach your Waze destination you’ll receive an alert reminding you not to forget your kids in the car.

In order to set up the alert access the Advanced Settings under the Waze app settings page and select General. Click on Child Reminder and select Allow reminders and you’re set. You can also add a customized message if you need a little more of a heads up on what you’re supposed to be remembering.

Photo: Keiko Zoll

You don’t want to believe it will happen to you, but with just a few taps on your smartphone, you can have a safety system in place just in case.

Have you ever used the Child Reminder feature on Waze? Share your stories in the comments.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Ian Lamont via Flickr 

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