Car insurance: New guidelines to ensure fewer potholes

Tuesday, 06 April 2010

New government guidelines have been issued to ensure there are fewer potholes on the road after work has been carried out, which should reduce car insurance claims for the damage they cause.

Around 90,000 remedial works take place each year to repair poorly replaced road surfaces, which causes motorists, cyclists and pedestrians a great deal of inconvenience.

The revised Code of Practice sets out new methods to ensure better quality road surfaces are provided, which should reduce "the probability of potholes developing", according to transport minister Sadiq Khan.

Recently, the government announced a new £100 million investment in road repairs.

The number of potholes has risen significantly over the past year, mainly due to one of the coldest winters on record this year.

Hitting one of the million potholes which are now on the UK's roads could lead to damage to vehicles which a motorist could claim for through their car insurance policy.

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