Phone App Helps Ease Stress of Car Crashes

New AAA iPhone App Provides Step-by-Step Guidance After a Traffic Crash


Media Contact: Matt Skryja

Walnut Creek, June 1, 2011

Being involved in a traffic crash can be traumatic, even if no one is hurt. AAA has launched a free mobile application that can help ease some of that stress. The AAA Insurance app for the iPhone and iPad walks drivers through the post-traffic crash process of collecting information, photos and even requesting a tow truck.

“There are a lot of things to do and information to collect following a collision that can seem overwhelming when combined with the stress of a car crash,” said AAA Northern California spokesperson Matt Skryja. “The AAA Insurance app provides step-by-step instructions on what information you should gather, including photos. It also helps you request a tow truck.”

 You do not need to be a AAA Insurance customer in order to use the app. The AAA Insurance app provides AAA’s recommended steps on what to do immediately after a traffic collision. It also helps a driver gather important information about the crash that’s helpful in order to submit an insurance claim, such as:

  • Taking photos of the crash scene and damage to the vehicles and property
  • Documenting vehicle models and people involved in the crash
  • Documenting the location of the crash
  • Identifying damage to vehicles by making a few taps on your phone
  • Documenting witnesses and police report details

 

With one touch, the app helps AAA Insurance policyholders call police and emergency services, AAA Emergency Roadside Assistance for a tow, or the AAA Insurance claims department. The app allows users to store AAA insurance company contact information, their policy number, and drivers and vehicles on the policy. This information can be protected with a password. Additionally, users can view a summary of the traffic crash details and email a report straight from their iPhone.

AAA Insurance is available for free from the iTunes App Store on an iPhone or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. Please visit www.aaa.com/mobile for further details.

The AAA Insurance app is the fourth free iPhone app offered by AAA. The AAA Discounts app uses GPS technology to display nearby locations for AAA discounts. AAA Roadside enables AAA members who require emergency road service to send their location, vehicle description, and breakdown details directly to AAA. These apps are available for download at the iTunes Store. AAA TripTik Mobile is a mobile version of AAA.com’s TripTik Travel Planner. It provides turn-by-turn navigation and locates hotels, restaurants and gas stations, including current fuel prices.

AAA Northern California offers a wide array of automotive, travel, insurance, DMV, financial services and consumer discounts to nearly 4 million members. AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers since it was founded more than 100 years ago.

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