Friday, January 21, 2011

Readers can send tweets with photos of potholes

Source: (21/1/2011)

POTHOLES are the bane of motorists, and are a particular danger to motorcyclists. Those who are familiar with a certain stretch of road riddled with potholes will know how to avoid the hazards. As for others, they will get a slight jolt or at worst, a hefty repair bill after their car is damaged from driving into a deep pothole.

With the problem being widespread, StarMetro is attempting to use the social media of Tweeter to highlight the numerous potholes encountered by readers, in the hope that this will get the local authorities to act faster in solving the complaints. StarMetro recently highlighted the pothole-riddled roads in Ampang and encouraged readers to send tweets with photos of potholes they have encountered in their daily drive. A reader, @rahulsk1947 tweeted that a “500m road stretch from KBU to SMKBU3 is badly damaged”.

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng (@limlipeng) tweeted “Kampung Segambut Dalam-Mont Kiara link: Never ending construction works resulting in potholes appearing every day.”

There are also potholes spotted in Damansara Jaya and in front of the petrol station in Jalan 16/11, Petaling Jaya. Complaints have also come in from residents in Bangsar and Shah Alam.

If you have photos and tales of potholes to share, tweet us @thestarmetro and include the hashtag #pothole.

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