Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced the launch of a new iOS app for iPod Touches and for iPhones to help to get drivers real-time information from the SaferCar.gov website.
It’s the SaferCar app.
It’s beneficial to consumers because it’s going to help to eliminate a lot of accident risks. With this app, consumers will be better alerted to recall information, car seat installation information, safety issues and will be able to subscribe to automatic notices about vehicle recalls. They’re also going to be provided with an easier way to file a vehicle safety complaint. It’s helping to put safety in the palm of your hand.
Our Boston car accident lawyers understand how important it is for drivers to stay one step ahead of their vehicle. Safety precautions can save lives. It’s important that consumers are aware of all current safety recalls and all of the proper information to stay safe out there on our state’s roadways. Unfortunately, much of this information never makes it to the eyes and ears of travelers. With real-time information delivered directly to consumers’ phones, we’re going to travel safer.
As it stands now, there are millions of consumers who base their new-car purchases on the information they obtain on auto review sites. Now, consumers can access this information in real-time.
“Safety is our highest priority, and we’re always working to find new and better ways for people to access SaferCar, one of the most popular programs on our website,” said USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood.
New App Features:
-5-Star Safety Ratings: Now, before you purchase a new vehicle, you can access information regarding crash test ratings and safety ratings to make sure you choose the safest car for your and your family.
-Complaints and Recalls: If there’s a safest issue, you’re going to know. You can register the vehicles in your household and get these updates sent directly to your email. You’re also going to be able to file a safety complaint with the push of a button. This is going to help to report problems and spread to word quicker.
-Help with Children: A majority of children are improperly buckled in the vehicle during each car ride. The app is going to help to change that by providing parents, guardians and caregivers with the knowledge they need to make sure everyone’s properly buckled in during every car ride.
-Safety Headlines and Alerts: If it’s in the news, it’s in your hands. Get the latest safety headlines sent straight to your phone.
You can download this app in the Apple iTunes Store. You’re urged to download this app today and to stay up to date with safety information like this. Staying in the know and staying informed is going to help to keep you and your family safe.
Don’t worry Andriod users. Officials are working on a version just for you, too.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Boston car accident, call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment — 1-888-367-2900.
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