Potholes cost drivers £400 in damages a year

Friday, 01 July 2011

Damage caused by potholes on the UK's highways are costing British drivers an average of £400 to repair each year.

This is according to research from Confused.com, which also found that 82 per cent of car insurance customers would like to see road signs dedicated to potholes.

The website's report also revealed that for many local councils it will take at least 11 years to repair their damaged roads.

Mike Hoban, chief marketing officer at Confused.com, said: "Currently the UK's road signs include warnings for wild horses, wild animals, cattle and even toads but potholes aren't considered worthy enough?

"A pothole road sign is a vital step in preventing accidents and reducing insurance claims whilst road maintenance continues."

He added that repairing roads is the long-term solution, but new signage could help drivers now.Recently, Warranty Direct revealed to car insurance customers that the B6343 near Morpeth and Fieldhead Lane has been named as the worst potholed stretch of roadway in the UK.

Posted by Noel Martin

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