Whistle Pays Nigerians to be civically responsible 

August 16, 2022
2 min read

In Lagos today, incessant traffic, road hazards, traffic violations, and disregard for the lives and property of other road users are par for the course. Many fatal accidents have been borne out of numerous avoidable traffic violations. 

This is why Whistle was born. 

Whistle is the first and only app that helps citizens validate vehicle paperwork, escalate accidents and traffic disruptions, and report traffic violations – and pays them for reporting. 

With the Whistle app, users are able to:

● Report dangerous vehicles and dangerous driving
● Report traffic congestion and get the appropriate authorities to clear bottlenecks
● Report Accidents to secure aid for accident victims and ensure the road is clear for smooth
● Flag vehicles driving with expired paperwork and instantly notify authorities to issue fines where applicable

The first app of its kind in CivicTech, part of what makes Whistle unique is that the app has an integrated virtual wallet that houses the rewards Whistlers receive for sending in reports. This means that for reporting a vehicle without valid papers for instance, the Whistler will earn a share of the fines paid by erring road user. Every report submitted by a Whistler is backed by picture or video evidence which is seamlessly escalated to the appropriate authorities to provide a swift resolution. Any Nigerian will be able to quickly alert the authorities to vehicles that are likely to cause carnage on the roads. The submissions will automatically provide the responding officers with the precise location of the dangerous vehicle. Alerts for traffic congestion and will work in a similarfashion.

The strength of the app lies in crowdsourced information, connecting the citizens with the law enforcement agencies that will ensure sanity is re-introduced to the roads. 

The app is currently only available on Google Play store, and the Whistle team assure that the ios version is in the works. 

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