Heading out on a vacation is exciting, or just taking any sort of trip away from home. However, anything can happen, and anything is possible. This is why it is better to be safe than sorry when the time comes to be prepared. You have packed everything you could possibly think of, but what about apps that might be able to come in handy in case something was to happen. Is your phone loaded with the best of them?
Here are the top apps that you should have in case of an emergency while on a road trip.
If you are road tripping in your vehicle, having an app connected to your insurance carrier is going to make things much easier. You can have access to their information, let them know what happened, automatically get connected to where you need to be, and more.
Not all insurance companies have an app, though. It is important to speak with your insurance company to find out if they have one.
In Case of Emergency
This is a great app if you have medical issues that need to be known in case of an accident. You can put all of your personal information, as well as medical history and any allergies you may have. You also can add in contact numbers and more. This is a useful app for rescue workers, as they will be able to collect the information they need and get you the help you may need.
While this app is a couple of dollars to purchase, once you do, it is the only purchase you need to make. Plus, it is beneficial to have this on-hand.
St. John Ambulance First Aid
Those that have a bit of an accident, or if you are in a situation that you do not know what to do during then having a first aid app is going to be handy. This app provides information on how to handle just about every situation, how to care for smaller issues that might arise, step-by-step illustrations and even voice commands can walk you through everything from choking to drowning.
Not only can everyone on this app see where you are when you have your GPS location turned on, but you can signal for help if you are in distress. This way, the phone picks up if you have had an accident, or if you are lost, or any of the above. Not only that, but your friends and family can open up the app and check in with you, see where you are, how far you have gotten, and even your driving history if they want. They just have to be added to the circle.
This app is completely free to download and use, but if you want more features then there is a $3/month version available.
American Red Cross
This is a useful app because it can tell you the nearest help station in case of a natural disaster. If you find yourself in the middle of a flood, an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, or anything else then help can be located easily and effectively. You can track any hazards on their map, be alerted of any that might be coming up in your path, and even let you know what to do in the event of getting into one of these situations.
It is best to be safe when it comes to traveling anywhere. Find out which apps are going to help you stay safe and keep you out of harm’s way. If you find yourself in any sort of situation, alert someone, seek shelter, find help in any way possible. Use the apps to your advantage, but know where to go should there be any issues along the way.
Author: Benjamin Shepardson is the founder of NoStop Content. With an extensive career in digital marketing and web development, Ben’s knowledge of the industry has enabled small businesses to scale and grow through well-crafted content and strategy.