I walked past this the other day and rolled my eyes. Nice try, I though, because I was feeling particularly sarcastic that day.
In this city, people drive and they do it however they choose: up on curbs, off the shoulder, out into oncoming traffic, going the wrong way down one-way streets. Put an obstacle in their way and they'll just scoot over, under, around, or through, just like molecules of water in a great river flowing on to the wide sea.
It's the truth.
So, if you want to patch the road surface, and you don't want people to drive right through it and ruin it, you have to try a lot harder than this.