Opinion

Manholes pose driving danger

To the Editor,

I’m sure taxpayers and commuters have noticed the horrific number of sunken manhole covers on Nanaimo streets, some no different that a pothole in the road.

From my understanding, highways and roads within city limits must be duly maintained/serviced according to the Highway Act of B.C.

These covers cause unsafe conditions, damaging suspension and tires on a vehicle, and present a danger to motorcyclists.

I’m sure many are familiar with the hole in the Island Highway across from Earls Restaurant heading south, or the manhole covers between Third and Fourth streets  on Bruce Avenue.

Road safety depends on safe road conditions.

No driver needs to dodge sunken manhole covers and possibly cause an accident.

Kurt Campbell

Nanaimo

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