Motorists are being warned that Britain will have “Third World” roads unless something significant is done about the increasing number of potholes.
Our most recent survey shows that drivers in the UK could be forking out nearly £3 million every day –or £1 billion a year – to repair cars damaged by Britain’s crumbling roads. Having analysed 150,000 Warranty Direct policies over a three year period, we found the average repair cost stood at £312 but individual bills were as high as £4,000. Alongside the risk of mechanical failure, motorists could also end up paying out an average of £277 to replace damaged tyres.
Back in December we predicted this year could be the worst ever pothole season and unfortunately it looks like we were right. Potholes.co.uk has seen a 39% rise in the number of potholes being reported in February 2011 than in the same month in 2010.