New app could save crash victim lives

A new app which will help emergency services rescue people trapped in cars more quickly is a ‘game-changer’, according to the State’s peak motoring body.

The ANCAP RESCUE app contained rescue information for first responders including illustrations of individual vehicle models. 

RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said the app would help save valuable time in the event of a crash.

“This app means rescuers have information on more than 500 vehicles at their fingertips,” Mr Spalding said.

“In a life or death situation, every second counts and being able to access this information quickly is critical.

“Not only does this app speed up the rescue process, but it also makes it safer for emergency services and vehicle occupants, by proving information on potentially hazardous elements such as fuel tanks, high-voltage batteries and airbags.”

The ANCAP RESCUE app is available to all Australian and New Zealand emergency service agencies for free from the AppStore and GooglePlay.

RACQ is a partner of the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).