According to the world Road Safety statistics, driver fatigue is a serious problem resulting in hundreds of thousands of road accidents each year.
While it is not possible to calculate the exact number of sleep related crashes, research shows that fatigue may be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road accidents, and up to one quarter of fatal and serious accidents.
It is proved that a human being cannot fight the state of sleepiness.
Neither stopping on the roadside for having a rest, nor opening a car window to get fresh air, nor turning the radio on, nor a cup of coffee can effectively help.
Only proper sleep is genuine cure for fatigue.
In consideration of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 our company, The Lucky Planet ( based in Australia, Perth ) has come up with an initiative that aims to reduce car accidents and save the lives of fatigue-affected drivers on the roads across the globe.
The project is planned to be implemented by means of an application program that would be able to instantly connect drivers with local hosts: hotels, motels and other types of short-rented accommodation, including the private sector of property owners – in real time without booking in advance.
By combining already existing technology of detecting the state of tiredness with immediate access to vacant local accommodation facilities, our new application would allow fatigue-affected drivers to be instantly directed to nearest safe places for taking a sleep break.
Some of the application’s features will include:
1. Pre-registration, which allows bypassing the traditional check in / out procedures and saving time;
2. Automatic detection of nearest available hosts and navigating to the destinations;
3. Accommodation access, that is executed through the app smart lock system;
4. An option to pay upon departure via e-wallet integrated into the app;
5. A “stay now – pay later” option, similar to the AfterPay.
Our company is also planning to collaborate with GPS manufacturers in terms of integrating the new app as an “emergency mode” into devices for those GPS users who are in danger of falling asleep behind the wheel.
We are very grateful to everyone for their financial support of our project and contribution to the world Road Safety.
And we also highly appreciate your willingness to share this project on your social media pages.
We recently submitted our initiative to be reviewed and assessed by the top world Road Safety authorities, such as the UNRSC and the UNECE . And we have already received very positive feedbacks from them.
Particularly, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, Jean Todt, in his appraisal highly appreciates our initiative that “ would mitigate road traffic crashes through the prevention of drowsiness / tiredness while driving”. He calls the project “ a fertile avenue to make dramatic improvements in Road Safety”.
We will continue to post our updates on the progress of developing the project.