Are you tired of evading potholes while driving on the roads of Selangor?
It's a minefield out there.
Here's some good news - the Selangor state government has initiated a collaboration with Waze to allow motorists to report potholes via the navigation app
"With this initiative, drivers in Selangor have a simple and effective way to report potholes directly to the authorities, so they can get patched quickly," said Edward Ling, Country Manager for Waze Malaysia, in a statement.
Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU) Deputy Program Director Dr Fahmi Ngah said this initiative would help the state government in detecting more potholes.
He revealed that the Selangor state government has received more than 19,000 reports via Waze users from January to November 2017 and have patched almost all of those.
According to SSDU, this initiative covers all 12 Selangor State Local Authorities
The authorites are: Petaling Jaya (MBPJ), Shah Alam (MBSA), Hulu Selangor (MDHS), Kuala Langat (MDKL), Kuala Selangor (MDKS), Sabak Bernam (MDSB), Ampang Jaya (MPAJ), Kajang (MPKJ), Klang (MPK), Selayang (MPS), Sepang (MPSepang), and Subang Jaya (MPSJ).
However, they won't be able to tend to all roads as some are privately owned or separately managed by the Public Works Department (Jabatan Kerja Raya), the State District Office (Pejabat Daerah / Tanah), or the Malaysia Highway Authority and Concessionaires.
Here's how you can report a pothole via the app:
Tap and hold down on the Reports icon.
Next, choose the Hazard menu, then select On road. After that, tap on Pothole and press Send. You can choose to attach a photo or comment to your report.
Paultan.org said the Selangor State Local Authority is able to patch a pothole within 5 days.
Do you think this partnership would reduce the number of potholes in Selangor? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.