With a city that spans over 500 square miles, there is a lot of road for local governments to keep in safe conditions. However, it is the city’s responsibility to keep its citizens safe. Though it is impossible to upkeep every road to perfection at all times, there are certain time restrictions that compel the city to respond accordingly to reports and notice of upkeep that is needed.
Listed below are a few road conditions that your city is responsible for:
- Potholes - Older roads are subject to erosion and depreciation. This often causes portions of the street to sink in or become hollow, making it dangerous to drive over, especially at high speeds.
- Cracks and Breaks - Woodland Hills is victim to severe earthquakes. The shifting of the ground can create uneven tears in concrete and tar which can impact a driver’s path regardless of their driving skills.
- Incorrect or Missing Street Signage - If a missing, covered, or incorrect street sign has been unreliable for an extended period of time, this will only strengthen the case of a negligence suit against a city.
- Unreasonably Constricted Street - Narrow roads that are not built up to the city’s standards may cause an accident if not properly lit, withholding necessary signage, or having signage that has an obstructed view.
Construction Debris - This includes an excess of fallen foliage, tossed about construction materials such as traffic cones, traffic drums, bags of sand, and drills that may be left unattended.