Bikers get mobile phone ‘app’ boost

PUBLISHED: 11:01 03 May 2011

A NEW mobile phone application has been launched to help motorcyclists navigate the region’s roads safely.

A NEW mobile phone application has been launched to help motorcyclists navigate the region’s roads safely.

Police and the county council have teamed up and utilised Department for Transport funding to launch the unique ‘app’- available for the iPhone and other smart phones. Motorcyclists who download software will be able to plan and save their rides, share information with others on social networking websites and sign up to BikeSafe and other enhanced post-test training.

New technology uses British EuroRAP intelligence provided by the Road Safety Foundation that highlights “the most risky roads and routes in Britain.”

The app also includes videos of rides, with commentaries, of known collisions hot-spots and provides advice on how to ride safely and responsibly to steer clear of accidents.

Britain’s World Superbike rider James Toseland has supported the campaign and stars in equipment and maintenance videos.

For more information visit facebook.com/ibiker or www.ibikerapp.com.


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