UK POTHOLE PROBLEM: THOUSANDS OF MILES OF ROADS IN POOR CONDITION
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New data today reveals that thousands of miles of UK roads are in poor condition and have less than five years of life remaining before they become unusable. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says:
“Drivers are fed up of having a bumpy ride. Despite £104 million being spent fixing road surfaces in 2016, conditions are now so poor that councils are facing a funding deficit in order to tackle the UK’s pothole problem.
“But what about the cost to drivers? Potholes caused £3.1 million worth of damage to vehicles in 2016. It’s no wonder more than two thirds (69%) of motorists want more to be done to tackle pocketed roads.
“If drivers do experience a bump in the road, they should use our guide for advice on how to make your case for damage and report it to their local council before it gets any worse.
“The true depth of the UK’s pothole problem combined is as deep as the Earth’s upper crust (40,456m) and we’ve visualised this in a scrolling animation so drivers can see just how deep the problem goes in their local area.”