Risks to Health and Safety caused by potholes

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Residents have complained that the roads in the area are extremely bad and drivers are concentrating on avoiding pot holes, instead of paying as much attention to children and pedestrians as they normally would. There are schools in this area and therefore this is extremely concerning. Within the potholes there are large stones which are being thrown up when the vehicles travel over them resulting in risks to pedestrians and animals. The potholes are also causing damage to vehicles suspension and tyres.

The council has been filling some of the holes but these temporary repairs are just an attempt to fire fight and are not solving the growing problem. It is suggested that the only way to make the area safe for drivers, pedestrians and animals is to resurface the roads.

Funding for the repairs is an issue and the government is to be lobbied for the appropriate funding.

David Chilcott

Associate of the Institute of Legal Executives

Personal Injury team

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