With potholes estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year, Potholes.co.uk has been created to help you avoid the cost and misery they cause thanks to Warranty Direct.
The website can provide information advising how to make a claim against a local council regarding pothole damage to your car or if you just want to report a poor piece of road. With access to similar stories and related news, Potholes.co.uk aims to help motorists fight back against this road misery.
You can also follow Potholes.co.uk’s Facebook page where the latest stories regarding pothole disasters and triumphs are shared. Here’s a selection of recently shared news stories this past week:
A pilot scheme to help reduce the number of potholes on Norfolk’s rural roads could see parish councils paying £300 a year for the extra service. While the service allows parishes to buy additional Highway Ranger visits to repair damaged roads and potholes, there could be a growing concern of other parishes being strapped for cash when it comes to paying the additional money.
Manchester has ranked second in a list of UK cities with the highest number of accident claims filed against local councils in 2014. It’s been implied that the deterioration of Manchester’s roads is one of the factors that contribute to the number of accidents on council owned land.
Milton Keynes Council has reported that it has reduced the number of potholes in the city by 40 per cent. This has achieved as part of the Council’s £50m resurfacing investment into Milton Keynes’ roads, Redways and footpaths.