In Puget Sound, Washington, a survey of drivers equipped with in-vehicle emergency communications found that 95 percent of respondents felt "more secure" with Mayday voice communications, and 70 percent felt "more secure" with data communications.

September 1997
Puget Sound,Washington,United States

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The Puget Sound Help Me (PuSHMe) Mayday System allowed a driver to immediately send to a response center a notification and location of incidents along with the need for any assistance. Of those drivers equipped with voice communications, 95 percent felt more secure while 70 percent of those with only data communications said that they were more secure with the system installed.


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Evaluation of PuSHMe Mayday System

Author: Haselkorn, M., et al.

Published By: Washington State Transportation Commission

Prepared by the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) for the Washington State Transportation Commission

Source Date: September 1997

EDL Number: 3184

Other Reference Number: Project No. T9903-60, Task 44



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Benefit ID: 2000-00027