For a state where the car is king, California’s roads are in pretty terrible shape. This is particularly true in Oakland, California where tens of thousands of unfilled potholes wreak havoc on San Francisco Bay Area drivers every day.
“You can’t can’t go one block without hitting a massive pothole and having your coffee jump out of the coffee holder,” Brian, who asked that his last name be withheld, told VICE News. “After so many years, we just decided to do something about it.”
At the end of April, Brian and his friend Eric bought a tamper and some asphalt, watched a few YouTube videos, and went out in the middle of the night and filled a particularly bad pothole.
They kept at it over the following weeks, documenting their exploits on Instagram and getting a lot of likes.
Calling themselves the Pothole Vigilantes, the duo struck a chord in the scarred city.
Read the story at VICE.
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