It appears that car insurers are joing the fight to reduce the frustrations caused by potholes across South Africa!
Potholes are not only a safety hazard, but they also pose danger to the wheel alignment and suspension of your car – that’s if the short- term danger of a flat tyre doesn’t get you first.
Many have tried to curb the problem, but there are still an increasing number of potholes in South Africa, which are growing in size and stature as fast as they are multiplying.
In the spirit of ‘less yada yada, more ching ching’ and in the interest of public safety and urban pride, Dial Direct and Trafficare, in association with the Gauteng Provincial Department of Roads and Transport (GPDRT), have joined forces in an effort to assist in the fight against potholes in Gauteng. Dial Direct will begin a Pilot Project by proactively filling potholes on selected roads in Gauteng, under the jurisdiction of GPDRT.
In keeping with Dial Directs techno-savvy brand positioning, the initiative will be using cutting edge, internationally acclaimed technology to repair the potholes. The Jetpatcher will be making its South African debut with the Dial Direct Pothole Brigade project.
Dial Direct spokesperson Bradley du Chenne said: “We would like to increase the scope of brigade activity over time and as such we have approached the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) with a view to repairing roads that fall under their jurisdiction.
Earlier today LeadSA and Dial Direct launched an initiative to allow the public the opportunity to report potholes in their area via Potholebrigade.co.za and join the fight against road damage caused by potholes!