WHAT’S HAPPENING

Did you know that when you catch an Uber anywhere in Atlanta, dispatchers with the city’s 911 Communications Center are riding in the car right along with you? As part of the Uber mobile app, there’s a “Call 911” button that automatically links you to the emergency call center and lets the dispatcher know exactly where you are, who’s driving and what type of vehicle you’re in.

In an emergency, saving time saves lives, and the app will help Atlanta’s 911 dispatchers keep you safe at all times, which is the message behind the Atlanta Police Department’s latest Public Service Announcement.

Phone photograph courtesy of Uber.