Quan­tify your road rage with this new Mal­tese app

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Have you ever thought of cal­cu­lat­ing your frus­tra­tion while caught in traf­fic? Now there’s an on­line tool for that.

The Frus­tra­tion Cal­cu­la­tor quan­ti­fies your level of frus­tra­tion based on the dis­tance of your jour­ney, av­er­age speed and time lost in traf­fic.

While it may seem like just a bit of fun, the Frus­tra­tion Cal­cu­la­tor aims to high­light the per­sonal im­pact that the traf­fic prob­lem has on driv­ers, in terms of time man­age­ment and qual­ity of life.

The Frus­tra­tion Cal­cu­la­tor is part of Pro­ject Ae­gle, which brings to­gether a range of ex­perts to gen­er­ate ideas and raise aware­ness on how to make trans­porta­tion in Malta more sus­tain­able.

Pro­ject Ae­gle (www.pro­jec­tae­gle.com.mt) is an ini­tia­tive by the De­bono Group, im­porters of Toy­ota in Malta.

“Our task is to come up with ideas to im­prove the trans­port sys­tem in Malta, but be­fore we do so, we also want to make peo­ple aware of the cost of their jour­neys in terms of the time lost in traf­fic and the im­pact that this has on their gen­eral well­be­ing,” said Group Di­rec­tor Ge­of­frey De­bono.

The Frus­tra­tion Cal­cu­la­tor was launched yes­ter­day at a press con­fer­ence at the Toy­ota show­room in Zeb­bug.

Pro­ject Ae­gle’s ex­perts in­clude Prof. Maria At­tard, Kon­rad Pule, Matthew Bezzina, Ranier Fsadni, Prof. Ed­ward Mal­lia, Prof. Adrian Mus­cat and Dr Philip von Brock­dorff.

“Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial fig­ures, con­ges­tion costs the coun­try 4% of its GDP. This cost is ex­pected to in­crease to 8% by 2050. We en­vis­age a fu­ture with an im­proved trans­port sys­tem and mo­bil­ity op­tions that would con­trib­ute to bet­ter health, in­creased well­be­ing and a re­duced im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment, within the con­text of a stronger econ­omy. We want to gen­er­ate ideas that could be taken on by govern­ment, car driv­ers, po­lice and road users to serve this greater pur­pose.”

Pro­ject Ae­gle have also rolled out a web­site and a blog through which the pub­lic can con­trib­ute to ideas.

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