New mobile phone app aims to reduce crashes

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A new route-planning smartphone app starring James Toseland has been released.

iBiker, which has been funded by the Department for Transport, is intended to reduce bike crashes by highlighting accident hotspots on popular routes and providing riding videos.

It costs £2.39 on iTunes and £2.59 on Android Market and lets you:

  • Plan, plot, and save routes.
  • Highlight points of interests, including pubs, cafes, cash points, hotels, shops, petrol stations and meeting points.
  • Rate routes.
  • Share information about routes via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other social networking sites.
  • Watch video run-throughs of popular or crash-happy UK routes, such as the Cat and Fiddle, highlighting danger areas.
  • Watch “myth busting” maintenance videos starring James Toseland.

The app is managed by social enterprise business Redefine Convention. Gurminder Marwaha said: “Uniquely we have filmed more than 90 different biker routes in the country that will be well known, such as the Cat & Fiddle and Snake Pass, and have asked experienced police riders to highlight the common dangers on these roads to bikers in the videos.

“We hope these videos will help bikers familiarize themselves with the routes and their potential hazards and dangers before they go on their rides.”

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John Westlake

By John Westlake