New App Helping to Locate Stranded Drivers

When setting out on our roadways, you want to make sure that you’re prepared for any eventuality. That might be a little bit easier now for drivers who have AAA Roadside Assistance and who are subscribed with AT&T. Early in 2013, officials with AT&T are expected to roll out a new app that’s going to help stranded motorists. It’s the called FindMe Mobil Web App.

The App is free and it helps drivers to not only get the help they need when stuck on the side of the road, but it will help response teams to locate stranded motorists along long stretches of highway. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there — driving along the road and forgetting which mile marker we’re at. This App is going to keep track of that for us.

Our Belle Glade injury lawyers understand that breakdowns happen. There’s a good chance that we’re all going to find ourselves on the side of the road at one point or another. If it’s not mechanical problems, then it could be because of a flat tire. Regardless of what got us to the side of the road, we all need to make sure that we’re ready to handle these kinds of situations. The App, created by AT&T and transportation officials with AAA, is free, requires no additional devices to operated and you don’t need to download a thing.

AT&T’s Location Information Services works to find your exact location. That information can then be delivered to AAA counselors seamlessly.

“Experiencing car troubles in an unfamiliar location can be a stressful situation,” said Marshall L. Doney, the Vice President of AAA.

All drivers have to do is pick up the phone and dial. The App takes care of everything else.

While smartphones come with apps like this one, they also come with some serious risks for accidents. Far too many drivers are using their phones behind the wheel and are causing millions of accidents each and every year. Officials with both AT&T and AAA are urging drivers to keep the cell phones out of the driver’s seat when the vehicle is moving.

If you find yourself broken down or with a flat tire on the side of the road, make sure that you get as far away from passing traffic as you can. You’re going to want to turn your front wheels toward the side of the road, too. You also want to get everyone out of the vehicle and get behind the crash barrier — if there is one. If there are children with you, you want to make sure that you keep them close and keep your eyes on them. Call for assistance immediately and provide them with as much information as you can — then just sit tight and stay safe. Help is on the way!