"Bringing the Drive Focus app
Driving Well Occupational Therapy, together with Dr Miriam Monahan at Driver Rehabilitation Institute in USA, were awarded the Technology award at the Australian Road Safety Foundation awards at Parliament House in Canberra, June 2021.
Drive Focus app
This is a fantastic app (on apple ipad or android tablet only), that helps to focus your visual searching skills for driving. The app is American but has Brisbane real-life driving videos, where you have to tap on all the "critical items" during the drive.
The app costs about $16AUD with no ongoing fees and no kick-backs to us. It was developed by a driving OT and researcher in America and has had research studies that show it helps to reduce driving errors. It is “brain training for driving”!
Here is a one-minute video about the app.
We encourage all of our drivers to purchase and practice using this app - you will really find that it helps to improve your alertness on the road.
Australian Road Safety Foundation
The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is a not for profit organisation dedicated to reducing the impacts of road trauma and saving lives.
ARSF's mission is to promote the prevention of physical and mental illness, death and disability that result from road crashes and incidents. Improving the safety of every road user, every day to achieve a significant year-on-year reduction in road deaths and injuries nationally.
The ARSF achieves these aims through innovative road safety awareness programs, driver education, advocacy, research and community engagement.
Awards program and information - click here
Interested in reading our nomination for the award? Click here
Jenny receiving the award from Assistant Transport Minister, Scott Buchholz at Parliament House in June 2021