What kind of road user are you? New traffic police app tells you

In conjunction with the launch of this year's Road Safety Month on Saturday, the traffic police launched the "RoadPro" mobile application, which allows users to understand what type of road user they are. -- SCREENGRAB: ROADPRO/ SINGAPORE POLICE FORC
In conjunction with the launch of this year's Road Safety Month on Saturday, the traffic police launched the "RoadPro" mobile application, which allows users to understand what type of road user they are. -- SCREENGRAB: ROADPRO/ SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE 

SINGAPORE- A new mobile app by the Singapore Police Force will tell motorists something their driving instructors did not - their road personality.

In conjunction with the launch of this year's Road Safety Month on Saturday, the traffic police launched the "RoadPro" mobile application, which allows users to understand what type of road user they are.

Users have to answer a series of questions before the application determines their road user profile, out of the possible eight. Based on this profile, the app will provide users with suggestions on road safety and how they can become a safer road user.

Among the profiles are "The Guardian," who is a "natural peacekeeper" on the road and "The Cheerleader" who is "naturally upbeat and energetic" on the road.

There are also mini-games in the application which allow the player to take on the roles of a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist. As a pedestrian, the player will get to experience different scenarios. One of these is a "supermarket run" during which the player must ensure that his character, who is running in the game, does not bump into others, and crosses the road safely.

The "RoadPro" mobile application is now available for free download on the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

Into its third year, the Road Safety Month is part of the "Safer Roads Singapore" action plan to foster a culture of safe and courteous road use. Launched by Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC) and the traffic police, this year's road safety activities are focused on promoting a culture of road safety amongst the young.

During the event held at Marina Bay Sands, awards were given out to vocational drivers for displaying exemplary road safety practices.

jalmsab@sph.com.sg