NHTSA develops mobile application for safety awareness

As we have detailed on several occasions, negligence is deadly and it often feels like no matter how much a safe driver in Pennsylvania aims to protect him or herself from harm, they are always vulnerable to the negligence of others. While an innocent victim can financially recover in some instances for their injuries, pain and suffering caused by a negligent driver, nothing will make the pain stop or reverse the car accident.

However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking to help those drivers that strive for safety as best as the administration is able. Accordingly, NHTSA has devised a mobile application currently available for iPhones and iPods that will also soon be available for android phones.

The app will be one convenient location in which users will be able to:

This application could go a long way in lending more transparency to safety so that in the event a driver is hit by someone else engaging in negligence, the innocent driver can best mitigate the risk of serious and substantial personal injury.

NHTSA says of this application and their aim of increasing safety, “Timely, accurate and accessible safety data is the lifeblood of our agency’s work. The new SaferCar app literally puts the latest in vehicle safety information directly in the hands of consumers so they can make the appropriate purchasing and other decisions for themselves and their families.”

Of course, wearing a seatbelt, avoiding distractions and obeying traffic laws will work to increase safety as well on Philadelphia roadways.

Source: USA Today, “Feds offer car safety app for recalls, ratings,” Jayne O’Donnell, March 21, 2013


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