Potholes are major causes for concern among drivers across the country. Especially when you consider that one-third of the 33,000 traffic fatalities annually, can be blamed on poor road conditions. Not to mention the costs of repairing damage to their vehicles caused by potholes that tops three billion dollars yearly.
The road crews that repair potholes, unfortunately, get little love from drivers weary of driving in poor road conditions on roads riddled with potholes. What you may not know, though, is that using push to talk radios for roadway construction for your pothole crews can actually help your crews fill more potholes in your workday while also helping in other ways, like those listed below.
Improve Road Crew Safety
The Center for Construction Research and Training reports that road construction workers account for nearly nine percent of all construction fatalities each year. However, when compared to other construction industries, road construction workers bear a greater burden of deaths. Push to talk two-way radios improve communications among pothole crew workers reducing the number of incidents with early warning and creating faster, more accurate response times to emergencies thanks to GPS location and instant communication.
Promote More Organized and Efficient Workdays
Push to talk radios for pothole crews facilitate fast communication even when crews are in transit from one location to another allowing you to notify them of route changes ahead of time, coordinate efforts between multiple crews, and create coverage grids that have your crews working on certain streets during off-peak hours. In other words, you can coordinate your efforts so that crews aren’t working in school zones when the bell rings for class to be out and avoiding major traffic areas during rush hour.
Keep Drivers on Task
One of the most difficult things to do during the heat of the day or after long hours working in the cold to create temporary pothole fixes is to keep workers motivated for the last couple of hours of work. Push to talk two-way radios allow you to receive routine progress reports and feedback to monitor their motivation and encourage greater progress when motivation is low.
The work your pothole crews do for your city and the drivers who work and live there are invaluable in the grand scheme of things. Peak PTT can help you create effective communications solutions that help you keep your workers motivated, improve safety, boost morale, and create a more efficient workflow throughout your days. Peruse our website and call us today at 855-600-6161 to learn more.