The FCC got at least one thing right this month, as 911 emergency systems throughout the US began accepting text messages from those needing assistance. The availability of Text-to-911 is currently very limited, but if it’s unavailable, you’ll get a bounce-back message. For the most efficient response, it’s always best to call 911 if possible. However, if you’re hiding from an intruder in a closet, or you’re simply deaf or hard of hearing, you can now request help without making a phone call. All in all, this should be a useful improvement on an already-impressive system.
However, at least one change is needed due to the new Text-to-911 system. The copy for this anti-texting-and-driving campaign could use some reworking, as you can see.