Updated 3:11 p.m.
It’s a scary time to be a driver in Pittsburgh. And no, it’s not because the city’s motorists consistently rank among the worst in the country, or because road construction and delays remain something of a pastime here — although both are true.
No, driving in Pittsburgh right now is scary because of these:
In short, this yo-yo-like winter has left city roads in a sorry state, and these yawning asphalt chasms are everywhere — and we mean everywhere.
From the San Andreas-like fissure running up Penn Avenue in Lawrenceville to the frack-ready holes lining East Ohio Street to the minefield that is East Carson; potholes are bad this year and our cars — and lumbars — are suffering.
If you, like me, have had the heart-stopping experience of hitting one of these potholes at night and immediately jumping from your car to search for what you wrongly assumed was a pedestrian’s body — or if you’ve grown accustomed to driving mostly in the oncoming lane — then you know this as well as anyone.