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National Pothole Day

Written by | Posted on 16.01.2017
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Pothole in road filled with rain

Potholes are the bane of most motorists and cyclists life, with millions of pounds  worth of damage caused each year. Whether economical or gas-guzzling, big-state or small-state, boy-racers or take it slow drivers, there’s plenty of reason to loathe those little (and sometimes very big!) pits in the road.

The Government has just allocated £1.2bn roads and pothole funding to councils – yet according to local authorities, it will take another £12 billion to fill in every single pothole.

Only time will tell, but with the extreme wet weather, more cars on the road than ever it looks like potholes may be a permanent fixture.

Road users can all take control of this issue and highlight how many potholes there are in the UK by reporting any potholes on the government website https://www.gov.uk/report-pothole

 


Sources:

  1. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-25736223
  2. http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/company-car-tax-and-legislation/2017/01/13/government-allocates-12bn-roads-funding-to-councils?gutid=31566
  3. http://www.local.gov.uk/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10180/8013173/NEWS

 

 

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