Another key concern with regard to potholes is that they have been known to cause automobile accidents that result in injury.  From a driver losing control of a vehicle and veering off the road to a driver impacting another vehicle or even a pedestrian, potholes pose a serious threat to public safety.  That is why it is so important and so essential to stay proactive when it comes to having potholes repaired.  Potholes frequently occur on private property in parking lots as well as on residential driveways.