Learn&Log app launches to improve novice driver experience
News for the Department of Transport
The Learn&Log mobile application (app) launched today by the Department of Transport (DoT) is set to make recording supervised hours easier for learner drivers in Western Australia by digitally recording their time behind the wheel.
General Manager of Driver and Vehicle Services, Steve Mitchinson said the app was developed in response to customer feedback and provides a faster, more convenient way to record and submit the minimum 50 supervised driving hours required.
“The community has told us they want digital solutions, and we’ve listened, delivering the Learn&Log app to simplify the process and engage novice drivers,” Steve said.
Designed with safety in mind, the app lets you ‘set and forget’ - there is no reason for learner drivers or their supervisors to interact with the mobile phone during the trip. The app includes a reminder to put the phone away while driving.
“The Department of Transport is committed to making that learning process as comprehensive as possible for novice drivers and their supervisors, and believes this is the next step in improving the experience,” Steve said.
Key features of the app include the ability to:
- Time a trip - minutes and hours are added up for you, so there’s no need to calculate.
- Enter night and day time hours - there’s a minimum five hours of night driving required.
- Pre-enter various supervisors and their driver’s licence details so they can sign off on trips.
- Simply submit your 50 completed hours directly to the Department of Transport (DoT) with the press of a button.
- Transfer previously recorded trips from your paper logbook to the app for a seamless switch from paper to digital.
Release of Learn&Log shows DoT’s commitment to meeting the changing needs and expectations of the community. The app was tested by a user experience group to help ensure a seamless rollout to the public.
“The app was trialled with a test group of young drivers, who gave it positive reviews and easily incorporated it into their learning process,” Steve said.
DoT will continue to issue a printed Learner Guide and Log Book, which contains important information to help kick off the learning experience, and learner drivers can opt to use Learn&Log to record all or part of their supervised driving hours.
Learn&Log can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.
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For more information on the app visit the Digital learner log book page.