Make traveling safer with these 5 apps
When you're out on the road any number of emergencies can arise, whether it's vehicle or passenger related. Here are some apps designed to keep you and your family safe while on the road.
ICE (In Case of Emergency) (iPhone)
ICE is an app for organizing your emergency medical and contact information. ICE uses the information you already have about your emergency contacts in your device's Contacts app so you don't have to store them separately.
Emergency Flasher HD (iPad)
Stranded? Dead battery? Flat tire? Accident? Whether on the road or at home, make yourself more visible to police, EMS, fire trucks, and tow trucks.
Car Care & Roadside Emergencies (iPhone)
Breakdowns happen. Tires go flat, car batteries die, and engines overheat. Car Care & Roadside Emergencies is a quick-reference guide that shows you how to handle the most common types of breakdowns. Car Care & Roadside Emergencies shows you how to:
Change a tire; Jump-start a battery; Deal with an overheating engine; Identify and respond to fluid leaks.
In addition, this app advises what tools and gear you should keep in your car to ensure you can handle any roadside emergency, and walks you through a pre-trip checklist that will minimize the likelihood that your car will suffer a breakdown in the first place.
Every Day First Aid HD Lite (iPad)
Are you adequately prepared to care for someone in distress? Arriving on the scene of an emergency is both time sensitive and stressful. Whether you are home, on vacation, or in transit, Everyday First Aid HD LITE offers clear, concise and well-organized information wherever you are. Medical information is based on guidelines provided by the American Red Cross and other health organizations with topics including allergic reactions, snakebites, blisters and more.
21st Century Insurance (iPhone)
The 21st Century Insurance app is more than just a tool to manage your policy. You can call for roadside assistance, locate nearby hospitals, gas stations and restaurants, as well as other amenities such as hotels, car rentals or even entertainment - all based on your location. Simply register at 21st.com after downloading the app to take full advantage of its features.
Please note: This information is of a general nature for educational purposes only. It must not be taken as advice and does not signify an endorsement. Please follow all car manufacturer's guidelines and instructions carefully. 21st Century Insurance is not responsible for any injuries or loss incurred by the use of these apps.