Transportation department launches car safety app

March 21, 2013 by The Associated Press

The Transportation Department is launching a free app for iPhones and iPods that gives real-time vehicle safety information.

Consumers can use the "SaferCar" app to look for crash test ratings for vehicles by make and model. They can also use the app to file a vehicle safety complaint, find recall information, subscribe to recall notices and find the nearest car seat installation station.

Vehicle safety information is also available on SaferCar.gov, run by the . The agency is developing a version of the app for Android devices.

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More information: www.safercar.gov

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