A new weighbridges app has just been launched to help you keep your motorhome or caravan road-legal.
Traffic Media UK launches an app to benefit all
road users, providing details on over 500 weighbridges in the UK.
The new app,
Weighbridges for iOS, will provide the first mobile phone guide to weighbridges in
It uses the mapping
and GPS features of the iPhone to locate the closest public weighbridge.
UK motorcaravaners and caravanners will
find this an invaluable service, as it is important to ensure that the vehicle stays within the legal weight limit, whether you are driving a well-loaded motorhome or towing a caravan stacked up with the full kit you need for a family.
Knowing the weight of
your vehicle will also help to understand the towing and handling capability of
your vehicle, making it easier and more enjoyable to drive.
It also has an impact on
your fuel economy, with heavy tows using more fuel. The heavier your ‘van, the
more wear and tear you will have, especially on tyres of the motorhome, or a tow car and
caravan. To reduce the upkeep costs, it could be very useful
to keep an eye on the weight.
This new app can tell
you where over 500 weighbridges are, many of which provide free weighing. It
will tell you the location, opening times, contact details and the weighbridge
capacity and size.
The search can be
either by name of facility, location or distance from your location and are
displayed on the iPhone’s integrated map to make it easy to work out your route.
To make it even more
user-friendly, one-touch dialling can be used to call ahead for advanced
booking or to check the services offered.
As more weighbridge
owners register their details, the number of facilities will grow.
The app is part of the
Traffic Media UK series of solutions, which is developing a comprehensive suite
of traffic apps for road-users in the UK.