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There was a great article in the Daily Mail recently which highlighted the cost of fixing our potholes has risen to £12 billion after record flooding over winter added another £1.5 billion to the bill to repair them all.
Equally alarming is the fact that compensation claims for damage, including wrecked tyres and alloy wheels, now cost taxpayers £32 million a year.
The Daily Mail report it could take 12 years to clear the backlog of road repairs in England and Wales – in the meantime its the motorists who have to suffer the consequences of driving over a pothole.
To read the article and discover more facts about the rising cost of Britain’s broken roads, to go http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2595609/Cost-fixing-potholes-rises-12bn-Record-flooding-winter-adds-1-5bn-bill-repair-all.html.
If your tyres have been damaged by a pothole, remember there is a chance that etyres can save your tyre by carrying out its mobile puncture repair service. All puncture repairs carried out by etyres are in compliance with the British Standard (BSAU159). To find out if the damage to your tyre is located in an area where it can be safely and legally repaired, download our Repairable Area Tread Gauge and follow the instructions.
A puncture repair can save you a lot of money, because it means you do not have to buy a brand new replacement tyre.
Denna Bowman, Head Office