U.K. County Places A Speed Trap Over Huge Pothole
Author: Jessica Grabert
published: 2012-08-17 18:03:54
August is a big month for road construction in many places. For multiple countries, the month is the last warm weather haven before clouds dump rain and snow on the roads, making them tough to travel, once more. However one British roadway seems content to simply mark a particularly large pothole with a speed camera, hoping this will force people to slow down as they drive past.
In Essex County, government officials have made the executive decision to pay for a brand new speeding camera near a large, 2-inch deep and footlong pothole, instead of simply filling the hole. The Guardian is reporting those who drive down the road everyday are furious, stating the pothole has caused tons of lost hubcaps and split tires over the past few months.
While it sucks to have a pothole in the middle of the road for a long time, the really laughable thing about this is that a road crew literally came through and painted white lines in the pothole to indicate a speed trap is nearby. I donít know how bad you would have to be at your job to ignore a pothole as big as the one in Essex County, but it canít be that difficult to put a work order in. Apparently, government officials are working to train road crew employees on proper protocol for the future, especially since they announced an initiative to fix those darn holes only last month. Oh, the red tape related to big governments. At least the new speed camera is nice and shiny.