South Africans now have an easy, efficient way to report car accidents on the spot with the Johannesburg-based app Smash’d launching in the country.
The data-free phone app allows users to collect and capture information at the scene of the accident and then seamlessly complete the Accident Report Form.
The app has scan features which allow you to take pictures of the scene, the vehicles involved licence disks and each drivers licence cards. Once inputted, the app generated a completed Accident Report Form, which can then be taken to the nearest police station for signatures and submission.
“We designed Smash’d as a solution to outdated reporting which is time, resource and cost consuming. The app provides a quick and guided experience to ensure accuracy and efficiency in reporting an accident whilst still being cost-effective for government,” Dineshan Chetty, the managing director for Zen Citi said in a press release.
According to Zen Citi, there are currently over 1 million accidents being reported annually, which costs the South African government nearly R2-billion to manage.
“With the introduction of Smash’d, the goal is to integrate into the eNatis system and move away from reporting processes requiring a lot of resources, including printing and paper costs, data capturing and data management,” said Chetty.
“Smash’d ensures that users are made aware of all necessary information required and guides them through every step in reporting their accident at the scene to avoid wasting time.”
While users still have to go into police stations, Smash’d are looking at ways to submit electronically to make the process even more efficient.