The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Aug 2018
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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 2018 BUSINESS 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA AN innovative Territory technology app aimed at teaching drivers the road rules has received a national grant for further development. Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael McCormack said learner drivers using the DriveAbout app will soon receive comprehensive advice on sharing the road with trucks safely. DriveAbout has been developed by NT Ambrose Business Solutions Clinton Hoffman. The app is available in English and eight indigenous languages. Work is being done in translating it in to Spanish. Australias largest indigenous employer, the Arnhem Land Progress Corporation is using it as a training tool throughout the Northern Territory. The $160,000 grant will come out of a $3.9 million Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiatives program. Mr McCormack said research has shown most road fatalities involving heavy vehi DriveAbout is to be further developed to help learner drivers deal with heavy vehicles Driving app set to be further developed cles are the fault of the other party not the truck driver. As a country MP I know the challenges many young and new drivers can face with sharing the road with trucks, he said. Sadly young drivers are significantly over represented in fatal crashes involving heavy vehicles. However, programs such as these are there to gear new drivers with the information and advice they need to improve and enhance safety outcomes. Teaching learner drivers how to safely share the road with trucks will have real impacts on ensuring our young people stay safe on the roads, especially in the regions. The car Association of the NT chief executive Anthony Hill welcomed the grant. This is great news and validation or our Territory based innovation, he said. To have the Deputy Prime Minister and a major industry group speak so highly of our Ed-tech product helps us scale this life saving product nationwide and helps promote the product Internationally as well. AUNT is working with the NT Government to make the app accessible to every Territorian for free. WEDNESDAY, 22 AUGUST Construction Work Done, June 2018 Business at Sunset, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, hosted by DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin and GTNT THURSDAY, 23 AUGUST Labour Force, Australia, July 2018 FRIDAY, 24 AUGUST Supervisor Skills Alice Springs, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Chamber of Commerce NT Boardroom Alice Springs TUESDAY, 28 AUGUST Reconciliation Action Plan, 2018-2021. THE WEEK AHEAD economic brief 15 NEWS BURNING QUESTIONS 21 OPINION WE HAVE TO FILL VACUUM 22 PROPERTY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ASHLEY MANICAROS Contact us on: 08 8981 6868 or email@example.com WATERFRONT RESTAURANT AND FUNCTION COMPLEX IN DARWIN
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