(Photo Credit: Azis Jamman)
Sepanggar MP Azis Jamman and a team of volunteers decided to take matters into their own hands after a slew of complaints and viral videos came up about the potholes in their district.
It is certainly an unusual sight, seeing one of your politicians expanding elbow grease fixing the roads but that's exactly what happened from afternoon till midnight on the 13th of September. This was in response to alleged inaction on the government's part as well as the claims from the viral videos that these potholes had led to several accidents in the area.
Azis had reportedly used his own resources to fund the effort and thanked everyone who volunteered and had contributed on Tuesday. He emphasises that this is not an attempt to gain votes, rather it's something those in his constituency can expect from him regardless if he holds the MP position.
The Pothole Problem
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Potholes in Malaysian roads are commonplace due to various reasons such as negligence, lack of funding and maintenance, or poor road design. Driving through pothole-ridden roads has become something of a skill that every driver here in Malaysia has to pick up so as to avoid damaging their vehicle or getting into an accident.
Here are some tips for driving on roads with potholes!
Reduce Your Speed
The likelihood of damage or losing control of your car increases with your speed. Navigate through them slowly to give you better control of your vehicle.
Grip Your Steering Wheel Firmly
Potholes can redirect your vehicle abruptly and easily. Not having a strong grip on your vehicle is a very common way an accident occurs as your vehicle is veered off the road or into other vehicles.
Every Puddle is a Pothole
This especially applies to driving in the rain. That small innocuous puddle could be a deep dangerous pothole in disguise. Extra caution is advised!
As always, drive safe Motorists!