While deaths due to road accidents are in the rise attributing to various factors like drunken and rash driving, poor roads, pathetically low respect to ‘rules of the road’ and many more, there is this company – Games2win – launched a mobile game that teaches users how to drive safe.
The mobile game by Games2win is also aptly named as ‘Driving Academy of India’ and it simulates a real-life on-the-road driving like experience where users can practice their driving skills.
“There is a lack of education among young drivers about road safety and this is a problem Games2win is attempting to solve via it’s unique game “Driving Academy India,” said Alok Kejriwal – CEO and Co-Founder of Games2win, one of the world’s largest mobile gaming publishers.
In Driving Academy India, the players learn and practice car driving while clearing fifty classic road signs. Most of these road signs are never understood by drivers and Driving Academy India attempts to ‘gamify’ this important subject while keeping it fun!
Players are confronted with typical Indian signs such as Stop, No Overtaking, Railway Crossing, Pedestrian alert, etc. and obeying these signs helps players to clear game levels. As a reward, players earn coins that they can splurge on the choicest of Cars – Indian and Foreign brands included.
“We timed this game to coincide with the 2016 Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill that has been recently cleared by the Cabinet and promises to impose harsh penalties on rash driving,” he added.
India is the road death capital of the world. Over 400 people die everyday on India roads and almost all these deaths happen due to driver negligence. According to National Crime Records Bureau, 148,000 people died in 2015 due to road accidents in India, and this has grown by 9% over 2011 – in mere fours years.
“Our approach is to educate and make young people safe drivers via mobile gaming even before they get behind the wheels of a real car. India is the largest market for Mobile Games and with 70% of the Indian Population under the age of 25, we believe this game is perfect for immediate launch,” added Kejriwal.
While the country fares poorly in terms of road infrastructure, India also lacks in providing proper motor driving training to its citizens. While the mobile game by Games2win – Driving Academy of India – can not replace a real driving academy, its expected, it will build some sense of driving sense among its users.