Every year, after the cold weather we have here in Kentucky, there are signs of spring. This can be flowers popping up, birds chirping in the morning and not having to put on a coat when you leave the house. Another telltale sign is the appearance of gaping holes in the roads.
These potholes are caused because asphalt road surfaces eventually crack under the heat of the day and the constant stresses of traffic. These cracks allow snow and rainwater to seep into the underlying dirt and gravel. During cold winter nights, this water freezes and expands. Some of the dirt and gravel is pushed out as a result, leaving a hole when the water eventually melts. Drivers continue to drive over these unseen holes, putting even more stress on the thin asphalt layer covering them. These obstacles on the road can cause major issues. If you hit a pothole, it will not only tear up your car, but it can also cause you to lose control and possibly have an accident.
Potholes are everywhere
In today’s troubled economy, cities across the nation are left with potholes in desperate need of repair. It is estimated that U.S. roads are riddled with more than 350 million potholes nationwide! That’s one mini canyon for every man, woman and child in America. Many cities are delaying construction projects because they need to spend money patching these potholes instead. Asphalt is expensive and the repair costs are very high.
KFC’s pothole repair
Colonel Sanders is known for his chicken but should also be recognized as a citizen who would help his community. KFC set up a professional road repair crew that started here in Louisville by filling in potholes and refreshing roads around the city. KFC also sent a letter to mayors in cities nationwide offering this same service. In this letter, KFC asked the mayors to describe their city streets’ state of disrepair. Four of these lucky cities, chosen at random, received KFC’s road re-“fresh”ment, promising citizens a smooth drive that is fit for a Colonel. All of the repaired potholes will be branded with a large message that will read “Refreshed by KFC.”
This program will undoubtedly save car tires and rims and possibly prevent accidents. There are not only potholes on the road, but there are also potholes that can hurt your accident case. Some of these personal injury case potholes include: not taking immediate action after an accident, not documenting your accident and not seeing a doctor right away. Any of these potholes can damage a personal injury case. Personal injury attorney, Mike Schafer published a book outlining seven of the main potholes to avoid. Check it out with the link above.