Road maintenance issues are paramount for riders who are particularly vulnerable to potholes, bumps and loose gravel.
Motorcycle Council of NSW secretary Steve Pearce has welcomed the RMS initiative and called for a phone app for riders to record and report road conditions.
“Regional road infrastructure is being placed under more pressure from interstate transport and the growing number of grey nomads, and with real estate prices in capital cities more people are likely to look for regional lifestyle which means more travel and road transport,” he says.
“MCC has access to motorcyclists across the state, who by nature and their mode of transport are more likely to see and experience poor road conditions than most other road users. We would like to see a phone app developed as a recording tool for road condition around the state which we could look at endorsing.”
The RMS is calling for submissions to address a number of core areas – such as inspections, surveying, safety, vegetation clearance, etc.
The MCCNSW rider app would be a worthy submission.