Kids Non-Profit Organization's other project is to develop Apps for smartphones promoting road safety:
The BLINK App is for pedestrians walking or jogging by a road at night. By using the BLINK App the pedestrian's phone will become a beacon, allowing them to be seen from 5 times further away.
Important to note, that the BLINK App does not replace real reflexes but is a very good complement while jogging or cycling. Or as a solution when one has forgotten its reflexes.
Be a star at night
The BLINK App, is an Android and iOS application that starts automatically as soon as you walk or run in the dark, and suddenly your phone is a road safety beacon during your evening walks.
Kids Non-Profit Organization is developing an app for smartphones that uses the flash and screen of the smartphone to emit a flashing light on both sides of the phone, as a beacon in the dark. The sequence of light is not disturbing, nor drains the batteries more than any other smartphone application.
By using the BLINK App when walking or jogging in the evening, you will be seen at a five times further away than without, giving drivers crucial time to stop or swerve around.
- Only the screen is blinking.
- Only the flash is blinking.
- Both the screen and flash is blinking.
Be visible by wearing light-colored and reflective clothing. Drivers are often not expecting walkers to be out after dark, and you need to give them every chance to see you, even at street crossings that have crossing signals.
Also remember to just be as cautious at dawn or twilight, as drivers still have limited visibility or may even have the setting or rising sun directly in their eyes. Walk on the side of the road opposing traffic when there is no separate sidewalk. This way you will see the cars approaching you.