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Car Safety: iPhone App Allows You to Search NHTSA Data


Want to know if there are any safety recalls on your vehicle? Thinking about buying a new car? The NHTSA has released an application that will make it possible for consumers to look up car safety information on their iPhones.

“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,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced.

The SaferCar app will allow consumers to:

  • Search 5-Star Safety Ratings
  • Look up recall information
  • Subscribe to recall notices
  • File a vehicle safety complaint
  • Find help for installing car seats

The NHTSA is also working on an Android-compatible version. Hopefully, by having better access to car safety information such as car recalls, consumers will make decisions that will reduce car accidents.

Source: NHTSA, “NHTSA Unveils ‘SaferCar’ App For iPhones,” Karen Aldana, Mar. 21, 2013