Tuesday, June 8, 2010
For three years, I have been driving in the Philadelphia area. To be more precise, I have driven around the outskirts of Temple’s campus five out of seven days a week for the longest time. During this time span, the tires on a 2004 Honda Civic, a 2008 Honda Civic and a 2006 Mercedes Benz have been victim to an enormous pothole, which no one seems to want to take care of.
I went over to 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue today and co
unted five cars hit the pothole within six minutes. Each car made a loud noise, and I even saw one of the drivers mouth a profanity. Other cars did not hit the pothole, however their attempts to avoid it were intense.
The pothole is right in the middle of the four-way intersection. It measures 12 inches by 7 inches. In order to avoid the pothole, one must brake to the right and skid on the trolley tracks for a good few seconds.
I wrote the city three times since I’ve been a sophomore here at Temple and three times I was told it would be taken care of. Still, the pothole serves as my biggest obstacle on my daily hike to school.
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