NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay today unveiled the new app, which through a built-in GPS function can pinpoint a motorist’s location and give them real time information about nearby traffic incidents.
The app will allow drivers to see images from NSW’s 66 live traffic cameras, and provide incident updates, information on major events, road works and weather-related disruptions like flooding.
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Before installing the app, users must “accept” a form with a list of rules of the road concerning mobile phones, including that they understand they must not use a mobile while driving, even if the car is stationary.
While only available on the Apple devices like the iPhone, a free data licence means apps for Blackberry phones and other formats could soon be developed.
Mr Gay said the app provided motorists with information used every day by the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA).