Car insurance holders warned over pothole risk

Wednesday, 05 January 2011

The cold weather could have resulted in the deterioration of many roads, one organisation has warned car insurance policyholders.

According to the Institute of Advanced Motorist (IAM), UK roads could be in a worse condition than last year following the heavy snow and ice during December.

The road safety organisation advises motor insurance holders leave adequate space between themselves and the vehicle in front to ensure they can see the road surface before driving over it.

If drivers hit potholes, they need to check their tyres immediately - both the inner and outer wall - to ensure there is no damage, the IAM recommends.

It is important for motorists to avoid pulling out unexpectedly if they see a pothole, as there could be a motorcyclist trying to get past or they could go into the path of oncoming traffic.

"Anticipation, planning and good forward vision will help you spot that lethal pothole and help avoid unwanted extra bills for new tyres and wheels," said IAM director Neil Greig.

According to the Met Office, snow could sweep across Britain again from tomorrow (January 6th).

Posted by Rick Malone 

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