Vannie Jones is back on the road! 👍 Thanks to Halo at Barnham for speedily replacing the whole axle and various other essential bits, including Nick’s sanity. Please @highwaysengland@wshighways@eshighways do something about the 3,644 reported potholes before there’s a major accident. ⚠️ Our roads are held together by sheer bloody luck and stickyfix. Just looked at the figures online and Newcastle and North Tyneside have 0 reported potholes! So it’s possible and the weight of traffic can’t be vastly different with lorries thundering up and down the A1. #roadsafety#potholes#essentialdriving#sussex
Service Road at EEH in shambles! .
The condition of the Service Road on the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) is so pathetic that most motorists fear to drive on this deadly road. The road is filled with umpteen potholes and bumpy rides. Commuters who travel on this road complain that many times the PWD repairs the potholes, but the work done is so inefficient that within days the potholes spring up again!
It may be noted Home Times had earlier reported the matter but, alas, the PWD officials do not learn a lesson from their past deeds.
With monsoon just a couple of months away, commuters on the road complain that even before the monsoon onslaught the Service Road is in a pathetic condition and should be repaired immediately. Rajkumar Jain, a Navghar resident, told Home Times, “I am a regular commuter on the Service Road since the past 2 years. A few months back, PWD had filled the potholes on the Service Road using tar but, alas, the PWD workers did such a haphazard job that they made the road more dangerous.”
Informing about the negligence of PWD workers, Jain said, “Instead of levelling the potholes with the road, the potholes were made a little higher than the road. The PWD officials did not bother to level the road. They just filled the potholes with tar and left! As a result of this unevenness, commuters are facing a lot of trouble.” He added, “Further, with the intense summer heat wave, the tar on the potholes has started to melt, thus exposing the potholes and making travelling even riskier and dangerous.”
One second you are on a roof celebrating a collaboration. A few seconds pass and you’re standing half over Houston getting drenched because a car hit the pot hole fourteen inches from where you’re standing. In NYC, it seems the distance between the roof and the potholes are a street apart. There is a neutralizer that runs this town. Embrace it or it will eat you alive.
A 59 year-old man from Gretna, Nebraska is lucky to be alive after the ambulance rushing him to the hospital hit a massive pothole, stabilizing his dangerously fast heartbeat in the process.
On April 15, the unnamed man’s heart started racing to 200 beats per minute, which is way above the average adult heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. Gretna Fire and Rescue loaded him into the ambulance and began speeding him 20 minutes and seven miles to the emergency room.
When they hit the pothole, the entire ambulance jumped, which served to jolt the man’s heart rate back to normal like an electric shock.
“Gretna Rescue enroute Lakeside Hospital with a patient with a heart rate of over 200 bpm,” the scanner tweeted. “Gretna now calling them back to advise they struck a large pothole enroute which converted the patients heart to a normal rate!”
“It’s rare, but it’s a well-described phenomenon,” Dr. Andrew Goldsweig, of Nebraska Medicine, said of what happened. “One way to treat (a rapid heartbeat) is with an electrical shock. Classically, you’ll see it on television, the paddles, (someone saying) ‘Clear’ and a big jolt. Turns out, you can do that with a pothole.”
Goldsweig went on to say that this has actually happened before, citing a case from the late 1970s in which a patient was jolted into a normal heart rate by a speed bump.
Hospital officials said that the patient is expected to make a full recovery, and he will likely be feeling thankful to the big pothole for many years to come! (Story Mark Baker) —
8th tire in a year and half. Seriously, 8th tire. ( thanks rat 422 potholes) when the salesman asked if I wanted the tire warranty, I was all NO Waaay am I paying that! 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️#potholes#422sucks#runflat