Research carried out by Confused.com found that 28% of UK drivers have had an accident or near-miss due to a pothole
. Of those who actually had an accident, 17% said it was because they lost control of their car when they hit the pothole
, while a further 15% said it caused their tyre to burst which led to an accident.
"To help clear this confusion, drivers looking to claim for pothole
damage can find all of the information they need to start the process in our guide."
Data obtained by confused.com emphasises how much of an issue potholes
cause for motorists in Scotland, with the problem revealed to stretch more than 4km deep.
'Misunderstood?' I yelled, 'Do you know the number of people who have died or nearly died falling into potholes
? Do you realize hospitals are full of those suffering from spinal injuries caused by your bad repairs?' The contractor held up his hand and gestured towards his worker who was filling up a hole, 'Ask him how many meals he had yesterday?'
Martin Tett, the Local Government Association's transport spokesman, said: "Keeping roads safe for all users is one of the most important jobs councils do and is reflected in the fact that local authorities are fixing a pothole
every 21 seconds, with priority given to repairing potholes
that pose the greatest risk based on their size and location, as recognised in this report."
ALONG with the weather, Brexit and the cost of rail travel, potholes
are a sure fire way to get Brits moaning.
In Birmingham, there was an average of 8.60 potholes
That means anything less than 25mm deep is not classified as a pothole
Willie Kennedy, 60, suffered a buckled wheel after his Audi QX hit the giant pothole
on the Clydeford Bridge in Cambuslang, near Glasgow.
Tameside had 108 pothole
complaints, Oldham had 100, and Wigan had 81.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jul 29 ( ANI ): Dadarao Bilhore, a Mumbai resident, who lost his 16-year-old son to a pothole
on a road three years ago, filled up 556th pothole
in the city on Sunday.
Lincolnshire resident Samantha Eldon said "hundreds" of complaints made about a road nicknamed "pothole
alley" have fallen on deaf ears.