Road work changes 'not enough'

Thursday, 02 February 2012

The latest changes from the Department for Transport (DfT) to road work regulations do not go far enough to save drivers time and money, according to one company.

Potholes.co.uk has said that the latest rules, under which local authorities will be allowed to charge companies for working during prime times, charging them "rent" depending how long they are digging up roads, will just cause damage to cars as jobs will be rushed and repairs not properly completed.

It said that last year, the average motorist spent £309 repairing axles and suspension damaged by poorly maintained roads, while car insurance claims are also pushed higher by poor quality roads.

Duncan McClure Fisher, managing director of Potholes.co.uk's parent company Warranty Direct, said: "Utility companies are notorious for filling holes badly with sub-standard materials, meaning that man-made potholes appear and cause damage to wheels, tyres and suspension parts."

He said that it was more important to make sure that road works carried out are done properly and effectively.

Posted by Noel Martin

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