Pothole motor insurance concerns remain

Friday, 02 July 2010

Get Adobe Flash player
Potholes are still posing a danger to drivers and their car insurance and some are calling for further measures to be taken to alleviate the risk, a survey has revealed.

Some 45 per cent of drivers have had an accident or a near miss as a result of damaged roads, the Autoglass survey of 3,000 motorists found.

An overwhelming 98 per cent said they would welcome either a temporary road sign warning them of the danger, or fluorescent markings around particularly severe potholes.

Nigel Doggett, managing director of Autoglass, said potholes are not only a threat to safe driving, but have also cost car insurance companies millions in claims.

"The aftermath of the worst winter in 25 years has resulted in the number of potholes on our roads increasing by 40 per cent since last year and if the transport budget is cut by 25 per cent as reports warn, the problem could get even worse," he added.

Copyright Baubridge LtdADNFCR-3010-ID-19870619-ADNFCR

News Home

Swiftcover and swiftcover.com are both trading names of AXA Insurance UK plc, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority