Frequently Asked Questions
A: If you have cellular signal, you can certainly call someone to come and HELP you. However, you will always have to wait for that HELP to arrive. There will even be times when friends or family are unavailable, or too far away. The HelpMeHand gives you the option to alert passersby of your need for assistance - NOW. This will allow you the possibility of receiving HELP before anyone you’ve called can reach you – even first responders!
Displaying the HelpMeHand on your vehicle also identifies you specifically as the one who called and is waiting for HELP. On a roadway, it gives the arriving HELP advanced notice to begin slowing down and safely pull over behind you. In a parking lot, the HelpMeHand makes your vehicle easy to locate amongst many other vehicles.
A: Yes, but here are some reasons you might want the HelpMeHand to signal others instead:
o You, or a passenger, is having a medical emergency.
o It would be safer to stay inside the vehicle, or leave it to take cover off the roadway.
o Bad weather conditions, when inside the vehicle is more comfortable.
o It’s dark and you have nothing reflective that can be seen from a significant distance.
o It’s not an emergency, but waving down other drivers sends that message.
A: You can, but that doesn’t signal to others that you want them to stop and HELP.
A: Simply put, if you don’t want to encourage HELP from strangers, then do NOT display the HelpMeHand. However, if there isn't a HelpMeHand stowed inside your vehicle, then you will never have the CHOICE to display it when you DO want HELP from others!
A: The HelpMeHand may be used in all weather conditions. Whether rain, sleet, ice or snow, the magnetic and reflective technology allows the sign to be displayed and highly visible despite the conditions or lighting available. Even when ice covers the exterior of your vehicle, it can be attached to a window that has been scraped clear.
A: The HelpMeHand takes up very little space. You should determine where to properly store it within your vehicle. Some owners will store it in the trunk or cargo area, or under a seat or floormat (as shown in this photo).