Where were you headed when a car crash suddenly changed your plans? Was a child waiting to be picked up? Did you have patients, clients, or customers to see? No one plans to be in a crash, so when it happens, important responsibilities are often dropped without notice. When the crash results in injuries, you may be unable to contact the people who depend on you. If you are unconscious or incapacitated, how will emergency responders know who to notify?
Kentucky’s Free Emergency Notice Service
In March 2019, Governor Matt Bevin introduced a new service for Kentuckians. People who have a Kentucky driver’s license, permit, or personal ID can sign up for a free service that informs the police who to contact if that person is involved in a motor vehicle accident or another type of emergency situation.
To sign up for this Emergency Notice Service, you need to provide:
- Your identification number as issued on your Kentucky driver’s license or state ID.
- Your date of birth
- Your name
- The name, relationship to you, and telephone number of the person you would like the police to contact in an emergency.
Sign up is voluntary, and the information you provide will only be available to the police.
You Can’t Predict When an Accident Will Happen
It is important to protect yourself and your family before an accident occurs, because you never know when that might happen. Make sure the police can contact a trusted loved one if you need help by enrolling in the Kentucky Emergency Notice Service.
For more tips about what to do when a Kentucky car crash occurs, please browse our blog, articles, and FAQs.
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