Motoring organisation the RAC has launched a pothole app in an attempt to make the process of fixing potholes and road defects easier.
Known as the RAC Report Porthole app, the free app uses a mobile device’s GPS location to locate the road defect. Users are able to upload images and the reports are automatically sent to the roads team of the responsible local authority.
The RAC claimed that from early feedback, the app has positivity influenced the speed of pothole repairs. It is available for both Apple and Android operating systems.
“Research from the latest RAC Report on Motoring shows that motorists are growing increasingly concerned about the state of the roads, with 41% of those surveyed in 2014 telling us that it is a major issue and two-thirds believing their local roads have been neglected and have deteriorated in condition,” said David Bizley, RAC chief engineer.
“In addition to highlighting the poor state of our roads we wanted to help motorists do something about getting repairs carried out,” said Bizley.