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 |  Mar 19 2012, 12:31 PM

It turns out that OnStar isn’t just used for helping  yourself or your vehicle. Today OnStar is reporting that many use the system to help others in need.

According to OnStar’s statistics, there are quite a few “Good Samaritan calls” in which an OnStar user calls to report another drivers situation that needs assistance. This includes things like helping drivers who have been in an accident or have a flat tire. Some even use OnStar to respond to Amber Alerts.

In honor of the good deeds of OnStar users, there will be a program launched later this year to recognize those who have shown good Samaritan efforts. Additional details will be coming at a later date.

Here is the list and numbers of America’s Top 10 Cities making Good Samaritan calls. It’s very interesting to note that these are among some of the most congested cities in America as well. Maybe some of these calls occur right in gridlock.

1.Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA:3,111

2.Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI:1,969

3.New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA:1,696

4.Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX:1,651

5.Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV:1,528

6.Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD:1,508

7.Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA:1,108

8.Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX:1,078

9.Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH:644

10.Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL:482