The DfT like the idea of pothole app, so they don't have to fix the roads
The Department for Transport (DfT) like a new app so much that they've decided to back its development. This new app will show everyone where the potholes of the UK are. The app saves anyone having to actually fix our decrepit roads, which resemble one long sink hole.
Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has pledged £30,000 to enable CTC, a cycling charity (are all cyclists in need of charity now?) to make their 'fill that hole' site slicker and create a brand new Android app.
The app is already used by 9 million iPhone-havers, which is designed to help people report potholes to their local council.
Goodwill said: "At best they are an irritation but at worst they can damage vehicles and pose a serious danger to cyclists. That is why we want people to tell councils where to find them so they can fill them in. This app means more people are going to be able to report potholes more easily."
Clearly, it is cheaper to give people the power to report things, which won't be acted on, than it is to actually pay to fix the problem in the first instance.