New mobile app helps drivers plan a safe ride home
December 19, 2012
SGI is launching a new mobile app that makes planning a safe ride home even easier. The SGI Safe Ride app allows users to access taxis, designated driving companies and bus routes in their community, as well as a personal list of designated drivers.
“SGI is committed to reducing impaired driving in Saskatchewan and we want people to drink responsibly,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “This app puts planning a safe ride home at your fingertips. Whether it’s finding designated drivers, calling a cab or looking up the closest bus route, this app gives you lots of options to get home safely.”
Alcohol remains the number one contributing factor to fatal collisions on Saskatchewan roads. In 2011, 52 people were killed and 619 people were injured in a total of 1,284 alcohol-related collisions across the province.
“The easier it is to plan a safe ride home, the more likely people are to do it,” SADD President Katelyn Betker said. “Smartphones are being used more and more often, and this app makes it easy to make better driving decisions.”
The app is GPS controlled, is supported by the MySask411 database, and will provide users with the appropriate information and options for their specific community.
The app is currently available on iPhone, Blackberry and Android and can be downloaded free from any app store by searching SGI Safe Ride in app store search engines.
SGI is also running a contest for those who share the app or their stories of planning a safe ride home. For more details, please visit SGI's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SGIcommunity.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.
Manager of Media Relations
Saskatchewan Government Insurance