At Urgent.ly we’re currently all about fixing the results of problems and less about preventing them. You hit a pothole, flatten your tire, we’re there in minutes to make it right. Left your lights on? We’re standing by with a jump. In fact we’re building a mesh network of service providers ready to get you out of all kind of jams – in minutes.
But what about a little prevention, or at least avoidance?
Lots of cities have put together programs to crowdsource reports of potholes and other road conditions so drivers can know where to tread lightly.
Examples include Boston’s StreetBump, New York’s Pot Hole Reporte, or the national Pothole Alert 311 and Public Stuff. These will not only let you vent about local road conditions, but also see what’s in store for your commute.
There’s also the compendium of nationwide road conditions maintained by NOAA over here – that’ll get you insight on just about anyplace you might be traveling.
So be sure and check these and other similar online solutions for avoidance, but keep Urgent.ly close in case you miss the prevention part and need to jump right to the fixing ;-/
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