Indiana New Car Safety — There’s an App for That!

There a new iOS app for iPhones and iPod Touch devices and it’s going to help to get you real-time vehicle safety information.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this information is going straight from SaferCar.gov to your phone. You can get information regarding each make and model, help with installing a car seat, recall information, filing a vehicle safety complaint and even signing up for vehicle recall information.
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“Safety is our highest priority, and we’re always working to find new and better ways for people to access SaferCar,” said Ray LaHood, Secretary with the USDOT.

Our Highland car accident attorneys understand how vital this information is to our safety. With today’s technology, it’s important that this information is easily accessible. What better way to get it on the go than to slap it on a cell phone app?

With the New App, Drivers Can Access:

-5-Star Safety Ratings: If you’re looking to get a new vehicle anytime soon, this is going to be like gold. You want to make sure that you’re not only getting a car that fits your personal needs and style, but you want to make sure you’re getting one that’s safe, too. With this part of the app, you can access the latest crash test ratings and compare the vehicles you’re considering.

-Complaints and Recalls: You can stay up to date with the most recent safety issues and keep an eye on your vehicle. Get notifications for the latest issues involving your vehicle. You can even file a complaint without the hassle of sitting down and logging on. Just do it from your palm.

-Help with Child Car Seats: These things can be confusing. Did you know that a majority of child car seats are installed incorrectly? This part of the app is going to help to correct that. If you still can’t figure it out, the app will point you in the direction of the closest child seat inspection station so you can have someone do it for you.

-Safety Headlines: You can stay up to date with breaking safety news.

It’s important that we’re listening to these updates and warnings because without them, we may be driving straight into danger. Unfortunately, defects are oftentimes undetectable to the naked eye, and defective parts may operate normally for some time and then, suddenly fail. Faulty parts and design flaws are both vehicle defects.

With all of this information, safety is more accessible than it’s ever been. It’s not effective if we’re not using it though. It’s important that consumers and drivers are taking advantage of these services and putting them to good use. A knowledgeable driver is a safer driver.

If you’re interested in getting this app, you can download it here or you can check it out in iTunes. Either way you decide, the download is free and it could wind up saving your life.

Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Burton A. Padove works with clients throughout northern Indiana, including Gary, Highland, Hammond and Calumet City. Call Toll-free 877-446-5294.

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