People are planting trees in potholes, a good idea for South Africa?

People are planting trees in potholes, a good idea for South Africa?

South Africans have become used to deteriorating road conditions and swerving for potholes. Most local drivers know the financial pain and inconvenience these holes in the ground can cause.

While most Metro’s will reimburse you for any damage caused to your car by a pothole, the process to make a claim is arduous and often times takes months.

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South Africa is not the only country which suffers from potholes and in other parts of the world people have thought of some ingenious ways to highlight the problem.

Briefly.co.za discovered that people from across Africa and South America have started planting trees in potholes.

This ingenious solution not only warns drivers of the pothole but also highlights the problem to authorities, who often don’t act on complaints alone.

Local residents are pleased with the trees popping up all over the city and crowds are often seen taking pictures and smiling.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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