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I understand that this very subject featured heavily in ITV's Daybreak on Thursday this week.   The weather pattern over the last couple of years of being wet in the summer and cold winters have caused surfacing issues which have led to potholes forming. This along with cuts in road maintenance funding have caused various issues for road users and pedestrians.  The potholes cause damage to cars from ruining wheel rims, to punctures in tyres and damage to suspension and injuries to people.


Data suggests the average cost to repair a pothole is £50.00 however the average repair bill  for a damaged car  is over £130.00.  I think it just goes to show that road maintenance cuts are not the answer as it results in larger costs in the long term, both to the councils and to road users.   

David Chilcott 
Associate of the Institute of Legal Executives 
Personal Injury team 

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