Trip Check Driving App Being Considered
Prince George, B.C. – RoadSafety at Work is hoping anyone who has to drive as part of their job will take part in a survey.
RoadSafety is looking at possibly developing an app that would help workers prepare for their trip before they get behind the wheel. “We don’t want to duplicate anything that may already be available” says Rick Walters, Project Manager, Fleet Safety Programs with Road Safety at Work.
What they are considering is if it would be helpful to develop an app that could provide a “one stop shop” site where drivers could check road conditions, weather, and their own state of mind before heading out.
“We’ve got a little bit of a tool called Trip Check on our website” says Walters ” We just want to make sure there is appetite for something like that in a mobile app.”
He says they are hoping to hear from folks who have driving as part of their job but not the main function. For example, home-care providers, trades people and sales people.
First, they want to know if such an app should be developed, and if the answer is yes, then what elements should the app include.
“We want to get the ideas and recommendations from the people who might use it” says Walters.
It’s all about due diligence says Walters, as preparing for any trip could help reduce crashes and possible injuries. “We are hoping it will get drivers more into their game and undertaking their driving responsibilities when they are out there.”
But Walters adds it all starts with finding out if such an app would even be desired “We don’t want to spend the dollars in a pursuit that people won’t find useful. ”
The survey ( available by clicking here) will be available for a couple of weeks. If it turns out this kind of tool would be useful then design work could get underway this fall in order to have the app ready to roll out in the spring of 2017.