LEYLAND, England, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Street Repairs campaign to protect and maintain the nation's highways is rapidly gathering momentum, aided by an endorsement from Sun Motors Who's parent is The Sun newspaper.
Street Repairs (http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk) is an online tool that empowers residents to bring street level maintenance and repair issues to the attention of their local councils, quickly and easily, via their smartphone. The Street Repairs system is available nationwide, empowering the general public to improve the quality of their streets.
The people of Britain deserve safe roads to travel on, and pleasant pavements to walk along, and with the help of Street Repairs, the public and local authorities can work together to identify and remedy street-level problems.
Mr Colin Mahoney, MD of the system, has teamed up with Sun Motors to bring Street Repairs to the attention of its extensive readership, via The Sun Motors website (http://www.sunmotors.co.uk/news/instantly-report-road-damage-with-new-tech/).
Speaking about the publicity offered by Sun Motors, Mr Mahoney said: "Today's endorsement from Sun Motors is an exciting step towards raising the national profile of Street Repairs, and encouraging more people to get involved with the issue of road maintenance".
The Internet based system is free for the end user, and can be accessed from smartphones, tablets and computers. To report a problem, users simply capture a photograph of the issue, and submit it via Street Repairs with information about the location, and nature of the fault. The details are then passed on to the relevant authority. Users can choose to make the report anonymously, or submit their telephone number and receive updates via text.
Thanks to Street Repairs, residents no longer need to track down the appropriate department or telephone number before reporting a problem, they simply submit the information online and Street Repairs takes care of the rest.
With more fault reports being submitted to councils and greater visibility of the progress of repairs, residents and councils can work together to keep local streets clean, well maintained, and free from potholes.
To support councils in the management and reporting of street level faults, a cloud-based Street Repairs backend system has been developed. This intuitive application requires no additional IT infrastructure, and enables council to efficiently prioritise jobs, allocate resources, and run reports. All councils will receive the information submitted on Street Repairs about on problems in their area, regardless of whether they choose to incorporate the wider system into their existing processes.
Street Repairs (http://www.streetrepairs.co.uk) has been showing steady growth since its launch at the start of the year. The site accumulated more than 600 faults in its first two months live, attracting up to 20 reports in any one day. It is hoped that exposure to the Sun Motors readership will generate a substantial increase in faults reported, as more and more members of the public become actively involved in monitoring the condition of the roads they use.
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