Car insurance: £100m to fix potholes

Friday, 04 March 2011

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Car insurance customers could soon be given a break from the feared potholes that have often made drivers' lives a misery.

This is because the government has just announced that it is offering an additional £100 million to repair potholes on the nation's roads.

Councils will be granted the extra cash as well as the £831 million already provided to local authorities for road maintenance this year. This is alongside a further £3 billion package handed over by the government.

Transport secretary Philip Hammond said: "This money should make a real difference to the millions of drivers who are fed up with having to continually battle against dangerous potholes, giving them safer and smoother journeys."

Mr Hammond added that he is determined to see road damages fixed as "quickly as possible" and will work in co-operation with councils to help ensure that this happens.

Local authorities will be given different amounts of money depending on the condition of roads that the authority is accountable for.

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