Why shouldn’t we hold the government accountable for shitty road conditions? Yeah the bump probably wasn’t a big deal.... maybe a better rider could have negotiated it? But still... A friend of mine in Australia was driving her kids to school during a storm and hit a large falling branch, which had the effect of wrecking her car and breaking her neck. Thankfully, prognosis is good and she’s not paralyzed, but it’s been a year and she’s still mostly bedridden. The government accepted responsibility, without the need for a lawsuit, for the fact that the trees along that road were not adequately maintained to prevent such a thing, and has been paying for her care, including a nanny to help her care for her large family.