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RACQ launches driving app for learners

Learner driver Sophie Wright says the new RACQ smart phone app is a good idea to help young drivers log their hours.
Learner driver Sophie Wright says the new RACQ smart phone app is a good idea to help young drivers log their hours. Craig Warhurst

FORGET the hefty logbook, pens and mind numbing accounting.

Learner drivers recording their 100 hours of unsupervised driving can now record their progress using a smartphone.

RACQ has unveiled a new app, Learn2go, available for free download from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

The app takes advantage of huge leaps in mobile phone technology, allowing learners to record their required hours easily ahead of sitting their driving test.

Gympie driving instructor Mal Gear of Gold Town Driving School welcomed the announcement.

"The feedback I get from learner drivers is that they get sick of managing the paperwork after a while," he said.

"This way it's in their pocket wherever they go and people are less likely to forget their phones than their logbook."

RACQ Group CEO Ian Gillespie said the app was the organisation's way of remaining committed to assisting Queensland's most vulnerable drivers to stay safe behind the wheel.

"Technology is impacting on all aspects of life and the mobile app is bringing the learner logbook process up-to-date," he said.

The app is for use before and after a drive, remembering mobile use while driving is not only dangerous but may result in a fine or loss of licence.

All hours recorded using the app must be vetted by a supervisor, similar to the logbook, who can elect to be notified by email of a trip requiring approval.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • Learn2go is a free app available on iTunes and Google Play
  • Log trips for approval by supervisor
  • Access tutorials and practical skills videos, including checklists
  • Keep track of completed tasks
  • Be reminded of rest breaks after two hours of driving
  • Check status of submitted trips
  • Save supervisor's details for fast approvals
  • Allows supervisors to approve trips via an email alert
Gympie Times

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