Potholes are certainly annoying for drivers, and since the city can’t exactly fix all of them immediately one New Yorker has taken it into his own hands.
Popular Youtuber Coby Persin is taking to the streets of New York City to get rid of potholes using plants. After popping a tire from hitting an NYC pothole with his car, Persin decided plants would be a good way to warn drivers to avoid the potholes by forcing them to drive around the plant.
Seems like a win, right? Wrong.
New York City Department of Transportation is not pleased with the flowers and trees being planted in the middle of the city streets. According to the New York Post, Scott Gastel (a spokesperson for the DOT) said: “Aside from putting himself in harm’s way in the middle of roadways, his planting of trees and adding obstructions to the roadway is a danger to all road users, which poses safety hazards should drivers swerve to avoid them.”
If you see a pothole call 311 to let officials know.
Featured image source: Youtube / Coby Persin