I don't know if there is a scale for measuring the depth of potholes.
Maybe we could adopt the Richter Scale.
I hit one on Yonge Street yesterday which would have registered "Displacement of Dental Work". Maybe "Rearrangement of Vertebrae".
I think the recent thaw may be partially responsible for the current proliferation. The repeated freezing and thawing of the moisture trapped in the pavement appears to be the issue, but I don't remember it being this bad at this time of year.
People are complaining.
And I read somewhere that you can actually sue the city for damages if the circumstances are right - providing you have the time and the resources.
It's not like the authorities are totally unaware of the situation. Also yesterday I heard two separate traffic reports about parts of the 401 being slowed due to pothole repair crews.
People were doubtless complaining about being delayed too.
Damned if you do...
Not a whole lot you can do about potholes as a motorist except be doubly diligent when checking the road ahead.
From a driving safety perspective, you should be looking well down the road.
But your car can't be very safe if its front suspension falls off, so keep an eye out for Not-So-Grand Canyons too.
Also remember the old line about the water only being up to the waist of the ducks - it may look like a shallow little puddle in the middle of the road, but don't go blithely sailing through it. If you drive a small car, you might have to gear down - or call the CAA - to get out of it.
Anybody got photographs of really big ones? Maybe we can have a contest. I must have some car company graft loitering about in my closet I could give out as a prize.