Believe it or not road trip season is upon us, aka summer. All across the United States families will be taking road trips and OnStar is on a mission to keep your children safe and that’s why they’ve created OnStar’s Keeping Kids Safe eBook. The book is completely free and packed with useful info.OnStar's Keeping Kids Safe eBook

  • OnStar developed this book to help you discuss with your child what to do in an emergency. 

The book will help you walk your child through what to do about emergencies and educate them in fun and interesting ways. For example, there is a Vehicle Safety Pre-quiz you can give your child with questions like this:

1. Who should you contact first if you’re in a vehicle crash?

a. 9-1-1

b. A parent or guardian

c. Social media

d. Your best friend 

The book also includes:

  • Six Things to do in a Vehicle Emergency 
  • Five Emergencies and What to Do if You Encounter Them 

As a military wife, I am already a huge fan of OnStar. I often travel alone with my children, including massive road trips to go home and see our families. I worry a great deal when traveling alone with them like this, especially when we are in the middle of nowhere. It’s nice to have OnStar so we could get help if something happened so far from anyone we know.

Unbelievably to me is that I’ve never had discussions with my kids about what to do in a vehicle emergency. They understand how to press the button and call for help with OnStar, but other than that we had not covered the info you will find in OnStar’s free eBook. I highly recommend getting this free short eBook and running through it with your kids!

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OnStar Capabilities

  • At the push of a button, you can get turn by turn directions that can be sent to your car navigation system.
  • Plan your drive ahead of time on Mapquest and send them to your car with the click of a link.
  • It now has an app for your phone!
  • Email your diagnostics on your vehicle.
  • If your car gets stolen OnStar can
  1. Locate your car.
  2. Slow the car down.
  3. Block the ignition from starting.


What to do if you have an Automobile Accident

Automobile accidents have become day to day happenings. One way or another, anyone can get involved in it. It is practical and useful to know what happens after accidents occur. What are those needful steps that one should take immediately after the occurrence? We are going to explain the salient features of this critical situation which can help us in future. Come out of the perplexed situation and handle the calamity with a cool mind.

Auto accidents hurt human beings emotionally due to sudden shocks. People recover from such emotional blows in due course, but a few of them suffer permanent blackouts because of brain injuries. Precautions are to be taken to avert accidents. Arrangements should be made to tackle serious situations.

Check for Injury

You should be calm after any disaster. You must realize that life and health are vitally important than the cost of damaged automobiles. Arrange medical help, irrespective of the magnitude of the injury. You should seek medical assistance at any cost. Head injuries should be properly investigated because they can turn fatal after some time if they are left untreated.

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Take Photos

It is wise to take pictures of the accident area. Your cell phone does the job if you are not having a camera with you at the moment. Pictures should include the damages suffered by vehicles and the condition of the scene. Check the road, which may give some clue about the automobile accident, which may be helpful at a later stage to settle any claims of damages.

Gather Info

Collect the names and addresses of other occupants of vehicles involved in the automobile accident to serve your purpose of claim settlement. It is wise to avoid insurance adjustor of other drivers involved in the accident. Turn down their offers of settlement and if possible ask them to contact your attorney. Be aware of insurance companies and do not give consent to settle the claims without the presence of your attorney. You are sure to lose a great amount if you do it on your own. It is always correct to consult your attorney and take steps under his guidance. You will get the money you deserve.

Seek Medical Help

The first task is to call for medical attention. Gather entire details of medical reports and the details of treatment you have undergone. You will be able to lodge your claims for the cost of treatment as a matter of compensation from insurance companies. Different states have their difference in laws and regulations on claims of automobile accidents. In some states, you are allowed to ask for compensation even if you are at fault in a petty manner. Your attorney clarifies the provisions of such rules and regulations from which you can gain definitely. Hence the opinion of your attorney should be considered as supreme in settlement of claims or accepting offers on compensation.

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Automobile accidents also take away near and dear ones. Their absence can never be compensated in any way. However, such cases should also be referred through your attorney who will be able to help you in this matter.