Justin's Transport Minute

This week we launched our new partnership initiative ‘Snap Send Solve’. Speaking to members over the last couple of months the number one concern I’ve heard is the state of our roads, and that the number of potholes and other serious hazards have sharply increased, putting road users at risk.

We felt it was important to act urgently on this issue as road safety is critical. NRC met with the team at Snap Send Solve who have a really easy to use mobile phone app where you can post problems on the roads direct to your local council. Snap Send Solve provides one central location for issues to be recorded and councils to be alerted so they can take immediate action. They can send reports to every single council and roading authority in New Zealand.

Road controlling authorities have contracts in place that require issues to be actioned promptly by contractors.

As an industry we can help speed this process up by alerting local authorities via the Snap Send Solve App. Issues don’t have to be limited to potholes, anything you spot that could be a hazard is able to be reported e.g., road slips, subsidence, flooding, dumped rubbish or overhanging trees.

It’s free to download from the Apple Store or the Google Store. Also, feel free to share your images on NRC’s Facebook page, it’s a great way to alert other drivers of potential issues and keep each other safe. So before you post it on Facebook, why not give Snap Send Solve a try first and post it to your roading authority first.

Justin Tighe-Umbers

CEO | National Road Carriers Assn

DDI: +64 9 636 2951

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Justin Tighe-Umbers

Chief Executive Officer