Drivers of Blono
Drivers of Bloomington-Normal
It is that time of the year again. The wonderful mid-western weather that cannot make up its mind whether it wants to be freezing cold, or a nice warm and sunny day. With that, potholes are inevitable. So maybe you are curious on how potholes are formed and how it is related to the weather. Potholes are formed form water freezing underneath the pavement. When the weather warms back up the ice melts weakening the pavement. When you add the amount of wear and tear that we have on the roads every day you get those annoying and dangerous holes in the pavement.
We all have been driving through town and have hit a bump followed by a thump that makes us cringe. Potholes cause more damage than you might think also. I will be pulling all of my information from pothole.info/the-facts/. I will post the link below so feel free to check out more facts for yourself! Pothole related damages cause the driving population around six point four billion dollars a year. That is a lot of money to be thrown away for something that is not that hard to fix. There are approximately thirty-three thousand traffic fatalities each year, one third of those are related to poor road conditions. That is roughly ten thousand traffic deaths a year due to poor road conditions that can be easily fixed.
So how does the city fix them? It is really simple. They clear the hole of any debris and apply loose asphalt. After, they tamp it down until it is hard and even with the road. That is all it takes to fix the problem. So why are there still so many potholes around town? That is what I am trying to do. We have social media pages with a petition to get the city to start repairing the potholes. So if you are tired of your car getting damaged, or maybe just all the annoying bumps whenever you commute then go to the Facebook of Twitter page Drivers of Blo-No or the Instagram Page BlONOPOTHOLES and sign the petition so we can begin the change!
The Pothole Facts." Pothole.Info. N.p., 1 Jan. 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2016.