A letter to Byron Shire Council and councillors:
The condition of Byron shire roads has deteriorated to an all-time low. Our roads are now likely to cause major accidents.
Many streets have so many large and deep potholes, the dictionary says they are no longer potholes, they are ‘craters’.
For bike and motorbike riders they cause deadly accidents and at nighttime they become even more dangerous.
Because we have so many streets without pavements, pedestrians are at risk as cars try to avoid crater sized holes in the road.
Each time your car falls into a pothole it’s like getting your ribs broken.
According to the NRMA roadside team, cars are now finishing up with car wheels with broken rims. Our streets have become ‘One Big Pothole Disaster’.
Why has this not become an emergency for our council? Where are the council road repairing teams before lives are lost and council is faced with major litigation?
Richard Mordaunt, Suffolk Park