Cat’s Eye road speed breakers damaging vehicles
Through your esteemed online service I wish to request the authorities to remove cat’s eye speed breakers on the roads in Chitral city. No where in the civilised world are cat’s eyes used as speed breakers. They are at most used as lane separators and that too very sparingly and the cat’s eyes do not protrude more than quarter of an inch above ground.
Here in Chitral the cat’s eyes are lavishly spread across roads and even made into funny designs like the one in circle at Krubrisht byepass road. Any vehicle passing over these cat’s eyes is terribly shaken even at a very low speed. The tyres are damaged by the excessive protrusion which are upto two inches and the wheel balance and wheel alignment of the vehicle goes for a six, very fast.
It is requested that in the best interest of the public these cats eyes should be removed and those unavoidable used as lane separators should be hammered down into the road to remove their excessive protrusion.
To take it further, if not done by district administration on their own, any political party which includes the removal of cat’s eyes from Chitral roads in their election manifesto will muster thousands of votes of worried motorists. ..? Afsar Khan, Chitral 14 May 2018