A tool that lets you calculate the cost of a car on a particular road without having to go to a shop and paying out the bill is just about ready to go live on the App Store.
The app uses the data gathered from public records and GPS to estimate the cost.
A new version of the app is due to go public on Friday.
The tool has been developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a non-profit organisation.
It is based on the idea that road accidents can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
If you are on a road with only one lane, for example, the cost per kilometre is $1.75 and you are likely to have no insurance.
But if you have multiple lanes, the average cost per mile is $2.15.
If your insurance company does not have a plan to cover your accident, you could lose money and pay a much higher deductible.
The App Store is currently unavailable.
Insurance experts say that most people will not have the money to pay out the full cost of the accident.
They say that you should not pay out an amount higher than your deductible because your insurance will be reimbursed after your car is totaled.
Driving on roads with fewer lanes is not a new concept.
In the 1950s, the Australian National Highway and Traffic Authority (ANHTA) began issuing a “safety tip” warning motorists that cars could be parked in lanes in order to prevent accidents.
The ANHTA has since changed its advice to warn against parking in the middle of a road.