Accolade for Constable Care road safety app
The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (CCCSF) has been Highly Commended as a finalist in the 3M-ACRS Diamond Road Safety Awards presented at the 2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference in Adelaide.
The CCCSF was recognised for the innovative road safety app Arility that was developed using a $100,000 Road Safety Community Grant funded by the Road Trauma Trust Account
, to improve road safety for regional and remote students.
The Arility app enables students aged four to 11 to interact with augmented characters in six road safety situations, as pedestrians, as bike riders and while using public transport.
“We’re thrilled to receive this award,” said Constable Care Child Safety Foundation CEO David Gribble.
“Arility has been two years in the making and we couldn’t have done it without initial funding from the Road Safety Commission here in WA.”
Minister for Road Safety Michelle Roberts, who launched the Arility app last year, congratulated all involved in the outstanding project.
“This award is well deserved and recognition of the careful and patient work taken to develop what is a quality product, widely available to students across Western Australia,” said Mrs Roberts.
“Importantly, it is teaching young children important road safety skills and saving lives on WA roads.”
The Arility app has gone from strength to strength since it’s WA launch in July 2018, with more 13,500 downloads and interest from overseas road safety organisations.
“We’ve sold Arility to Road Safety Great Britain, and it’s now rolling out in schools across the UK,” said Mr Gribble.
“The app allows teachers to run exciting, interactive and augmented worlds on the classroom desktops to teach road safety in action.
“Our agency partners, including the Road Safety Commission, are able to measure the outcomes directly against the curriculum to see whether we’ve changed their knowledge, or we haven’t.”
The Arility app is available from the Apple App Store
and the Google Play Store
, with support for teachers and parents from the Arility website