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MMDA launches accident alert app

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Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted October 17, 2014 08:44

Notifies user of real-time accidents on the street

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has just launched an app that gives motorists an up-to-date report on accidents that have happened on the roads of Metro Manila.

Initially available only for Android-powered smartphones, the ‘MMDA Accident Alerts’ it will also provide information regarding floods and reblocking projects that are currently underway.

“Motorists and even commuters will now be informed of all vehicular accidents along major roads through this application. As such, they can plan their travel accordingly and avoid routes where accidents occur.  This application will be useful in decongesting our roads as motorists can plan their trips effectively,” said MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino.

Updated on an hourly basis, the new app has the same coverage as the MMDA Traffic Navigator (EDSA, C-5, South Luzon Expressway, Roxas Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, España, Ortigas Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue and Marcos Highway).

Users have the option to use the Street or Map views when looking at current accidents on the road.  There is also a feature listing down a brief history of accidents that have occurred in the area.

The MMDA will get data from their network of CCTV cameras and reports by traffic and field personnel as well.

The iOS version of the app in under development and will be made available soon.