After another cyclist friend was injured by potholes, Wanksy, a graffiti artist for some, a hooligan for others from Greater Manchester, England, decided to act. He used washable paint to draw graffiti tags shaped like penises around potholes in his neighborhood, and suddenly, they were repaired in 48 hours.

“People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it,” Wanksy said in an interview. “Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it, and it either gets reported or fixed.” A Bury Council spokesman disagreed: “Painting obscene graffiti around potholes will not get them repaired any quicker, but simply waste valuable time and resources, and is considered vandalism.”

Bored Panda journalists found that using the Manchester City Council website; it took five clicks, one form, one survey, and a minimum of 5 days just to get a pothole inspected. Lithuanians use a similar-but-different tactic to get their roads repaired.

Scroll down below to see what consequences did the graffiti drawings cause. Sometimes you do need radical means to get the message across.

More info: Facebook | Manchester City Council (h/t: huffpost)

After another cyclist friend was injured by potholes, ‘Wanksy’ decided to act

“People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it”

“Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it and it either gets reported or fixed”

Potholes were repaired 48 hours after Wanksy used washable paint to draw penises around them