When asked about the dangers of potholes, Jon Townsend, manager of Public and Governmental Affairs for AAA Atlantic said, “Literally we’ve seen tires come off of cars because of the impact of hitting a pothole. It will virtually destroy the front end, you’ll need a major realignment done and you’ll have suspension problems too.” Drivers who swerve to avoid potholes often end up in accidents as well. As dangerous as potholes are, the question is, how exactly do they form?