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Toyota Ireland racks up 22 million ‘face down’ kilometres

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 8:49am

In an effort to make Ireland’s roads safer for everyone, Toyota Ireland and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are reminding people to put their phones face down while driving.

Research shows that when using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, you’re four times more likely to crash than someone who is not using a hand-held phone.

As part of Toyota Ireland’s brand promise of being Built for a Better World, it developed the app with the aim of changing driver behaviour and improving road safety for everyone. Drivers of any car make or model can download the Toyota FaceItDown app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store for free.

To celebrate the success of the Toyota FaceItDown app, with over 22 million kilometres driven using the app, all users earned double points for all journeys logged between 13 August and today, 20 August.

To use the app, simply download the Toyota FaceItDown app, start the app before commencing a journey and face the phone down to collect points while driving. The accumulated points can then be redeemed against a number of fantastic rewards.

And now, Toyota are delighted to announce Q-Park as a new partner of FaceItDown. Rewards include €4, €3 or €2 off Q-Park parking when pre-booked online. To redeem your Q-Park reward pre-book your parking on

Go to and choose one of the available car parks or an area where you would like to park. Once pre-booked online, you will receive a booking confirmation by email with information of how to enter/exit the car park.

Other rewards include free hot drinks from Circle K and €50 off car insurance from FBD.

Steve Tormey, Chief Executive of Toyota Ireland said: “We are extremely proud of what the Toyota FaceItDown app has achieved by drawing more attention to road safety and the dangers of distractions while driving.

“The Toyota FaceItDown app is delivering on our Built for a Better World brand promise, as we want to make Irish roads a safer place for all road users and by using the app, people can do just that. With the current double point incentive, we want to keep this momentum going and are encouraging motorists to continue to download the app and make safety a priority when they get behind the wheel.

“Added to this we’re delighted to have Q-Park on board as a partner of the Toyota FaceItDown app, and that thanks to Q-Park we can now offer parking rewards to users for making a difference to road safety.”

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