The data is also instrumental in getting potholes repaired, said Bridgers.
“We’ve been able to get potholes submitted and repaired within five days,” said Bridgers.
Road-Aid also uses motorist complaints from the Dayton Delivers app and the neighborhood social network app Nextdoor.
Bridgers said he hopes to use the data to help cities repair potholes efficiently, to help them securie federal infrastructure funding, and to keep motorists safe on the road.
Motorists are eager to try the app.
“I went through a couple sets of tires hitting potholes and busting the belts on my tires,” said Dave Deaton of Xenia, “that (app) would be a good thing to use.”
The Road-Aid app will be available in beta form at the end of January for the Pheasant Hill and Winwood neighborhoods and is expected to expand in the coming months.