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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 26th, 2016, 3:58 pm

tegotong wrote:Donald, how does "driving properly" prevent a tire-busting pothole from busting your tire? If you are going the correct speed and staying in your own lane, you can't avoid most of them. During the day, in traffic, you typically can't see them on time even if you could do anything about it, other than hit the brakes and risk someone rear-ending you. And if it is at night, especially when it is rainy, good luck on spotting them.

Everyone seems to be of the opinion that they are God's Gift to the driving world when they're sitting behind the computer screen.

I agree with you, some you simply can't see and they can do some serious damage.
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby John500 » Jan 27th, 2016, 10:32 am

Noticed on Dilworth where there was construction a couple of months ago, several good sized pot holes last week......the next day they were filled......done fairly quickly. Hwy 97 through town.......who fixes them and when?

Ever looked at the quality on that stretch of Dilworth road? Looks like they did it by hand and a shovel. Bumpedie bumpedie bump. Is there no control on quality in this city when it comes to road maintenance, repaving and repair?
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Re: HOV lane potholes

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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby prairieflower » Jan 30th, 2016, 11:53 pm

To all the Catanutters and our new friends complaining about the horrendous and deadly (to vehicle tires) potholes along Harvey Ave....have any of you considered that this may be our punishment for driving in the "Glorified Bus Lane aka HOV Lane" illegally. *insert tongue in cheek*

In all honesty, I have lived up north and in Alberta for many years before coming back to BC. The roads here are fixed horrendously when pot holes happen. No excuse folks... Complain to the highways department, not the City of......whatever town you live in between Oliver and Salmon Arm. Drive safe, stay off your phones and pay attention :-)

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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby GordonH » Jan 31st, 2016, 5:05 am

^^^ I admit to using HOV lane, only since times had changed so before 7am & on the weekends.
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Donald G » Jan 31st, 2016, 12:26 pm

Those drivers who can not spot and avoid almost all potholes on the road should be delegated to occupying the back seat.
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Bsuds » Jan 31st, 2016, 1:56 pm

Donald G wrote:Those drivers who can not spot and avoid almost all potholes on the road should be delegated to occupying the back seat.


There are weather and times of day that can make it difficult if not impossible to see potholes in time to avoid.
For example, rainy and dark, snowy and dark or just dark and dark.
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Donald G » Jan 31st, 2016, 8:58 pm

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Donald G wrote:
Those drivers who can not spot and avoid almost all potholes on the road should be delegated to occupying the back seat.


There are weather and times of day that can make it difficult if not impossible to see potholes in time to avoid.
For example, rainy and dark, snowy and dark or just dark and dark.


WADR if one can not see potholes when driving at night they should put their lights on. If they can still not see the potholes an eye test is likely required. I think speed is often a factor when one encounters such "night blindness" conditions.
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 1st, 2016, 7:46 am

Donald G wrote:WADR if one can not see potholes when driving at night they should put their lights on. If they can still not see the potholes an eye test is likely required. I think speed is often a factor when one encounters such "night blindness" conditions.

Sorry, most of us look more than 2 feet in front of our cars. Wet pavement, puddles, potholes filled with water, glare from oncoming traffic - no "eye test" required.
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Bsuds » Feb 1st, 2016, 8:22 am

Donald G wrote:WADR if one can not see potholes when driving at night they should put their lights on. If they can still not see the potholes an eye test is likely required. I think speed is often a factor when one encounters such "night blindness" conditions.


Well you shouldn't be driving your scooter in the HOV lane in the first place.
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Triple 6 » Feb 1st, 2016, 9:12 am

HUGE pothole at the intersection of Pandosy and 97. I had no choice but to use the HOV lane. totally slowing down traffic as everyone is driving around it. I did send a email to the city.
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby the truth » Feb 1st, 2016, 9:23 am

might as well tell them to go up and down all the steets in Kelowna while your at it :smt045
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Bsuds » Feb 1st, 2016, 11:41 am

They claim to respond to online/phone requests for pothole repair within 48 hrs.
With so many out there they don't have time to go around looking for them on their own.

There sure are lots of them out there and big ones too!
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby the truth » Feb 1st, 2016, 11:50 am

yup, it really is a joke
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Re: HOV lane potholes

Postby Donald G » Feb 1st, 2016, 11:50 am

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Well you shouldn't be driving your scooter in the HOV lane in the first place.


I don't use the HOV lane with my scooter ... the sidewalk has less potholes.

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