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AvoiDeer Roadsafety App Goes International
AvoiDeer app for IOS has had great success since it launched in Scandinavia March 1st, Now they target users in moose/deer populated areas in the US, Canada, Germany and UK. AvoiDeer alerts about roadside wildlife on the drivers smartphone!
Roadside moose and deer causes hundreds and thousands of traffic accidents along North American and Northern European roads. In the US,approximately 1,2 Million wildlife-vehicle collisions, causing up to 5000 injuries and 400 deaths occur each year.
AvoiDeer app can prevent many of these accidents.
When you register a sighting of an animal, other drivers using this app can take precautions to avoid collision. Your report will be uploaded to the Avoideer server and the GPS position, together with date and time of the observation, will be pushed out to other users. When they get close to the place you reported the sighting, their device can sound an alarm, and also give visual notification about potential danger ahead. Reporting is done with two simple taps on the phone. Continued use of GPS in the background can significantly reduce battery life. AvoiDeer use only a low powered "major location change" tracking system to reduce this consumption.
AvoiDeer app is the result of a British/Norwegian cooperation. The general idea and functions came from Mr. Paal Wille Johnsen from Bodo,Norway while the design and technical work is done by Mr.Keith Lunt at Janric Web Design in Southport, England.
Disclaimer: You should not attempt to use this app whilst driving. Please allow a passenger to make reports, or pull over to a safe position before reporting. Absence of reports on this app does not mean that the road is clear we are providing additional warnings that animals have been seen recently. Always drive with care.
Paal Wille Johnsen