Pothole in road filled with rain

National Pothole Day

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



  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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