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LAST CHANCE! LEARNER DRIVERS SOUGHT TO TRIAL NEW APPS


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17 FEBRUARY 2017

LAST CHANCE! LEARNER DRIVERS SOUGHT TO TRIAL NEW APPS


Learner drivers living near Castle Hill in Sydney and Maitland in the Hunter region are encouraged to get involved in a trial of new easy to use smartphones apps which will eventually replace the paper-based learner driver logbook.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the landmark trial is a Future Transport initiative where learner drivers will have the opportunity to test four different apps, Licence Ready, Learner Journey, Ezy Log and L2P – over a six-week period to let the NSW government know how effective they are.

“In return, all participants will receive a free Safer Drivers Course worth $140. Completing this course means that learner drivers will also earn 20 hours towards their required 120 hours of driving practice,” the spokesperson said.

“Learner drivers who attend the Castle Hill or the Maitland Service NSW centres before close of business on Sunday 26 February to sign up for this trial to have the rare opportunity to help shape the way learner drivers use log books in the future.

“Registrations will be on a first-come-first serve basis and for the purposes of the trial, participants will also be required to fill out the existing paper logbook.

“Transport for NSW will review feedback from the trial with the successful apps expected to be rolled out more widely later this year.

“The apps harness available technology, including GPS, to track, record and log trips. They have been designed so that they don’t distract new drivers or their supervisors and comply with all applicable road rules relating to the use of mobile phones in vehicles.

“The apps also have manual entry options in the event the battery runs out on the phone or if the vehicle is outside mobile coverage.”

The spokesperson said the apps were the result of the Future Transport initiative designed at making transport a technology business, and are designed to streamline the learning process while keeping drivers safe.

“New innovations to make life easier are being developed every day and it’s important that government doesn’t stand in the way when it comes to harnessing technology to deliver better products and services for NSW customers,” the spokesperson said.

Learner drivers can also register and their supervisors can head to the Future for Transport website future.transport.nsw.gov.au/customer-trial

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