February 24, 2016

Heading Out in the Storm? Be Prepared!

Watching a blizzard unfold behind the glass of your widescreen TV, safe and warm in your living room with family, can be kind of exciting - especially with kids present. However if that glass is the windshield on your two-wheel drive Chevy, and those kids are getting nervous, suddenly things are very different.

Watching a blizzard unfold behind the glass of your widescreen TV, safe and warm in your living room with family, can be kind of exciting - especially with kids present. However if that glass is the windshield on your two-wheel drive Chevy, and those kids are getting nervous, suddenly things are very different. 

As a storm churns away along the East Coast, bringing a potentially epic snow/wind/surf wallop, we want to remind everyone it’s best (and in some places the law) to steer clear of all roads. Hunker down. Be patient. Relax.

But you knew that.

On the other hand, we realize this is simply not an option for many of you. That’s why we’d like to offer key information for anyone preparing to travel, or already out there… and a reminder that Urgent.ly’s partners will be working through the storm, doing their best to rescue what will likely be many scores of stranded motorists along the highways and byways of the Eastern seaboard.

And of course, make sure you have Urgent.ly on your phone before going anywhere:

Stay safe and we’ll see you on the other side.

Many individuals and local authorities have already jumped on the opportunity to remind users to drive safely. There are even signs popping up on highways to encourage safer driving.

Luckily, there are tools out there to help the tech-obsessed (or the poke-obsessed) improve their driving. One of our favorites is an app called TrueMotion Family! The app analyzes your driving in order to provide you with a score - and insights as to how you drive. It's perfect for parents who want to monitor their teen drivers. The app gives parents the power to see where their kids drive, and produces a 'report card' on their driving in addition to an assessment of whether they were driving distracted (using their cell phone). Plus, families have access to roadside assistance on-demand from right within the TrueMotion app.

I don’t remember Ash, Misty, or Brock driving cars in their quest to be the very best, like no one ever was. And there aren’t vehicles any in PokemonGO. At Urgent.ly, we love the game and just like you, we’re prepared to travel across the land searching far and wide to catch 'em all, but we encourage you to put safety first in your travels! Remember that the power of Pokemon is awesome in augmented reality but automobiles are a powerful tool meant for use in the real world and require optimum focus to operate safely. In a world we must defend, you can start by driving safely, and catch and train ‘em all when you’re not operating a vehicle.

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