A new and free mobile app from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the latest car safety information to consumers.
The SaferCar app lets users submit safety complaints remotely, subscribe to notifications about vehicle recalls and search for vehicles by make and model using information from SaferCar.gov.
The organization today launched a new iOS app, dubbed SaferCar, for iPhone and iPod touch owners, which will display real-time vehicle safety information from the NHTSA’s website.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration SaferCar app will let users search its 5-Star Safety Ratings for vehicles by make and model, locate car seat installation help, file a vehicle safety complaint, find recall information and subscribe to automatic notices about vehicle recalls. It also works on Apple’s iPads and iPods.
Beyond vehicle safety information, the SaferCar app also can serve as a resource for staying safe on the road. One feature offers instructions on how to best install car seats as well as connecting drivers to the closest child seat inspection station for further assistance.
One feature offers instructions on how to best install car seats as well as connecting drivers to the closest child seat inspection station for further assistance.
The free SaferCar app is currently available for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPod Touch, The SaferCar app iscurrently available for free in the iTunes App Store; according to NHTSA, an Android version is in development. Resources on the SaferCar website have also been updated.
“This app takes advantage of the latest technology to ensure that consumers have the real-time information they need to buy safe, drive safe and stay safe,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement.
A safety ratings feature allows prospective car buyers to use the app to compare crash test data of different makes and models.
New York Auto Accident Liability: Civil Lawsuits vs. Criminal Cases
When someone is injured in a New York auto accident where the driver is charged in the criminal court system, the accident victim may file a civil court lawsuit. Family members of a deceased accident victim may also sue for damages in the civil court system when a loved one is killed by a driver charged with manslaughter or other criminal charges.
Drivers responsible for an auto accident can face criminal charges for reckless driving, negligent driving, aggressive driving, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, driving while impaired (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
Through a wrongful death claim filed in civil court, survivors may recover compensation for the deceased’s medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and more.
A driver responsible for a wrongful death should be forced to provide compensation for the devastating loss caused by their actions.
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A civil lawsuit also holds the driver responsible for the accident accountable for his or her actions. The thought behind this is that the damages awarded would deter future negligent behavior that may cause harm to someone else.
New York auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm assist individuals and families who have been hurt or had loved ones killed in auto accidents. Firm lawyers have handled thousands of auto accident cases throughout the state of New York.
Federal regulators are offering a free app for iPhones and iPods that provides the latest vehicle safety information to consumers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s SaferCar.gov website.
The app also acts as a bar code scanner for vehicle identification numbers.
“If you have a complaint [about your vehicle] you can scan it and then that way it will help fill out the rest [of the forms] when you’re writing the complaint,” Strickland said.
This year, the agency updated its Web site in an effort to let consumers quickly find information on safety defect investigations, complaints and recalls.