Planning Ahead for Auto Accidents: WreckCheck Keeps Drivers Informed {Giveaway}

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Since school has started, my morning commute has almost doubled. I drop MJ off at school and brave the lovely traffic on my way to work, taking me around 30 minutes when it should really only be 15. There are waaaay too many people on the road!

More cars hustling and bustling means more of a chance that accidents could happen. Many people are shaken when it comes to car accidents, not knowing what to do, who to call, and what information to collect. Safety is of utmost importance, so I think that it’s great that NAIC has made the WreckCheck app available for guidance during an accident.

In this day in age of the smart phone, there are so many apps that come in handy. NAIC’s free WreckCheck app is designed to:

  • Help you calmly walk through the steps to take following an auto accident
  • Helps you determine what information and details are important when filing an insurance claim.
  • A reminder not to share your address and phone number, it may put you at risk.
  • Suggest what photos should be taken with your smart phone to use in your accident report.
  • If you don’t have a smart phone, there is a downloadable form that you can print and keep in your car, just in case.


 

Aside from a minor fender bender, I have never been is a serious accident, and I sure don’t plan to. Really, none of us do, so it’s important that we plan ahead to keep ourselves and our families safe while on the road. Just one less thing for us to worry about.

The WreckCheck app can be found online at iTunes® and Google Play® or by searching “NAIC” in the app store. Check it out, download it for free, and read up on the tips they offer.

In an effort to help educate drivers about the sequence of events after an accident, NAIC is giving away a $50 gas card to one lucky reader (Shell, Quik Trip, or Phillips 66)! Enter via the Rafflecopter form below, contest ends September 28, 2012. Good luck!

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Comments

  1. julie hawkins says:

    I like the checklist, it can be hard to remember what to do after an accident

  2. I like that the app walks you through what to do after an accident.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway…great tips to prevent identity theft when exchanging contact info after an auto collision !

  4. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I like that the app walks you through what to do after an accident.

  5. jessica schueler says:

    I like that it walks users through a step-by-step process to create their own accident report.
    schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

  6. kathy pease says:

    I like that the app directs them to capture photos and helps document and share only what is necessary to file an insurance claim

  7. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I had no idea you are not suppose to give your drivers license
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  8. I learned that you can save some money if you have your home and auto insurance through the same company. Thanks for the chance.

  9. mary gardner says:

    i really like that it will give you step by step instructions on how to file an accident report!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  10. Beth Palacios says:

    I love the step by step directions/instructions. Very useful in a stressful situation!

  11. Richard Hicks says:

    I love that it has everything you need right at your fingertips if you are ever involved in an accident

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  12. carol lewis says:

    Wow, it is important that you do not give your driver license #. Good to know!

  13. susan smoaks says:

    the consumer’s guide to auto insurance is very helpful!

  14. I like that the report can be emailed

  15. Jennifer Reed says:

    I love that it makes it so much easier to stay organized and calm when an accident happens.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  16. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I like the information they give…38% of people think they should give their drivers license number? Wow, people have to learn that they cannot do that!

  17. Brittney House says:

    tells you what you need to do after an accident

  18. I love the “Vehicles, People, & Police” feature that makes it super easy to record the info of others involved with or bystanders who witnessed an accident.

  19. Susan Smith says:

    I like that it gives you step by step instructions on how to file an accident report

  20. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Stay in your vehicle until the officer tells you to step out.

  21. I think this is a really neat app!

  22. Diana Stanhope says:

    I like that it gives you exactly what you need to do after an accident.

  23. Angela Neynaber says:

    I like that it gives you a step by step plan when you need it most. Usually after an accident your not thinking straight and you might forget something, this helps.

  24. Ashley Tucker says:

    I like that it tells you what is important to do following an accident

  25. i liked The new app outlines what to do immediately following an accident and walks users through a step-by-step process to create their own accident report.

  26. Lisa Garner says:

    I learned that it’s not necessary to give your phone number to the other driver in an accident.

  27. this is interessting :Actually, your home address gives identity thieves the physical location of your mail or garbage, the first place criminals often look for personal financial information. And, now a stranger knows where you live, possibly putting your personal safety at risk.

  28. Don’t give your info or identification to the other driver!

  29. i’ve learned everything i should do after a car accident

  30. Brittany Andrews says:

    I like that everything is at your fingertips in one place in the event of an accident. You are flustered enough so having something handy is very helpful

  31. Terry Cross says:

    I like that you can create an accident report

  32. Being able to create an accident report is a great feature!

  33. I love the tips it gives you

  34. I like that the NAIC offers a downloadable accident checklist for those who don’t use apps.
    I follow via RSS google feed. Deb Christie

  35. TIA BEVERLY says:

    VERY CONVENIENT AND HELPFUL

  36. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I like that it’s free and it tells you exactly what to do after an accident has happened. Some people get flustered when something happens so it’s great to have something there to make sure you’re doing what you need to do.

  37. I like that it gives you step by step instructions on how to file an accident report.

  38. I like that it gives you step by step instructions on how to file an accident report

  39. christine jessamine says:

    i love that it lets you create your own accident report

  40. they give awesome instructions on what to do in an accident. i learned a lot.

  41. I like that it reminds you what you need to do at a time when you’re stressed and likely to forget

  42. Misses Giveaways says:

    I learned to never give my number to another driver.

  43. i learned what info to give when involved in a wreck, its a lot less than you think

  44. Debra L. Guillen says:

    downloaded app…like the tip about not allowing your ID to be photographed.

  45. I like how it reminds you do various things like take pictures of the damage vehicles.

  46. Debra L. Guillen says:

    I always thought you were suppose to exchange your name and address, but found out that you shouldn’t. Like that it leads you through step by step

  47. Cindy Merrill says:

    I learned you should never give your address and phone number to another driver.

  48. I like that you have the step by step instructions what to do after an accident on hand…you don’t think straight after that

  49. Tracy Robertson says:

    I learned to give your name and insurance information, but NOT your address or drivers license #.

  50. I like that protects your identity,

  51. I like that it walks you through

  52. don’t give your info to other driver

  53. I like that it is a proactive solution to dealing with a situation that will usually have you in reactive mode.

  54. Don’t give your information to the other driver!

  55. I learned that nearly 20 percent of respondents believe the only reason to call police after an accident is if someone is injured.

  56. Jamie Brigham says:

    I love that it walks you through making a report if you’re in an accident, I have no idea what to do other than exchange information, now that is considered a bad idea. whew!

  57. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I learned that, in the confusion, I might be one of the 38% who leaves a DL#!

  58. LOIS PAYTON says:

    keep your id to your self, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  59. I learned you should never give your DL to the other person in the accident and that Wreck Check had a checklist (for download) of things you should do after an accident for people who don’t have smart phones.

  60. I learned not to give out my phone number or address.

  61. Christine W says:

    I love that it gives a calm solution – following the steps – to a stressful situation

  62. I downloaded it.
    Tip – Call the insurance company about the accident as soon as possible .

    Thanks for the chance!

  63. I learned that you should not give out your address or drivers license information.
    Thanks for the chance!

  64. Morgan Lepley Edger says:

    I love that it reminds you to take pictures!

  65. PinkySwayers says:

    I like that it helps you when you are least likely to remember everything you’re supposed to do–after an accident. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Jennifer Marie says:

    I like that it takes you step by step and even reminds you to capture photos of the accident.

  67. julie cutshaw says:

    I like the fact that they give tips for the military before they deploy to change there auto policy to save on money
    email newsletter subscriber
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

  68. Robyn Galloway says:

    I learned that you shouldnt give out your address or drivers license info!

  69. I learned that nearly 20 percent of respondents believe the only reason to call police after an accident is if someone is injured. But actually, filing a police report can help facilitate the insurance claims process.

  70. I learned what info to keep to myself and what to share, thanks!

  71. Katherine Persons says:

    Do not give out phone number and address

  72. I downloaded it. One tip was: “Call your agent or insurance company about the accident as soon as possible while the details are still fresh in your mind.” Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. I like that it’s laid out in an easy, step-by-step way. Calming down and having some guidance is what we all need after a collision!

  74. Jason Crooks says:

    I like the fact that it walks you through exactly what needs to be done after an accident. Also that it will direct you to take the pictures that you need.

  75. I didn’t know that nearly nine million consumers have their identities stolen each year.

  76. I like that the app gives you a step-by-step process to follow.

  77. I like it walks users through a step-by-step process to create their own accident report.

  78. Laura Jacobson says:

    I learned that you should not share your drivers license number or even home address!

  79. I like the way it walks you through the steps to follow if you’re involved in an accident.

  80. I like that they offer top 10 tips to buying insurance

  81. Margaret Smith says:

    I like that they record all the info when in an accident and your info is kept safe.

  82. Ashley Hatten says:

    I like all the advice and checklist to do if you’re in an accident

  83. I like that they offer top 10 tips to buying insurance

  84. I love that it keeps you from giving out unnecessary information that could put you at a higher risk for identity theft!

  85. Barbara Montag says:

    Something I like – No smartphone? NAIC offers a downloadable accident checklist and tips for staying calm, safe and smart on the road.
    Thank you.

  86. I like that it gives you important tips about photos. I think I would be all shaken up and not know what is right and wrong. I also like the help it gives you with the insurance claim.

  87. Adrienne gordon says:

    photos of the accident is good advice

  88. Debbie Jackson says:

    it warns against photo id theft debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  89. I like the tip to not let anyone take picture of your ID

  90. I never knew what the law required yo to give out. I am happy to learn that I don’t need to give out my drivers license info

  91. I liked that it warned against letting your ID be photographed. In today’s day and age it is so quick and easy to snap a picture and in the stress following an accident you might not think to protect your identity!

  92. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like that it suggests photos to take of the accident.

  93. Jessica Beard says:

    I like that is walks you through what to do when you get in an accident.

  94. i have been told to stay in the vehicle until the police comes and do not move the vehicle unless the officer instructs you to

  95. i like that the app helps you with the how to’s of taking different photos so everything is covered for explanation

  96. My favorite tip is to be careful with your I.D.! Don’t allow your license to handed over or photographed, especially since the accident might not have been an ‘accident’, but a deliberate attempt to either commit fraud on somebody’s insurance or to steal your identity details.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  97. I love that it records the exact time and location of the event so you don’t have to! After an accident it’s very easy to feel disoriented and forget details that are crucial.

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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