A forward-thinking local council wants to dig into next years budget to fix their pot-holed riddled roads in order to avoid big claims for compensations.
Seems like a wise move considering the alternative is to potentially fork out tens of thousands of pounds to motorists whose tyres, wheels and suspension systems have been wrecked by craters in the road.
Recent snow and ice has caused more potholes to form on the county’s roads forcing councils to spend more time and money on fixing them.
In Bath and North East Somerset Council’s budget proposals an extra £3m has been set aside for highways maintenance for the new financial year.
However, the unitary authority also wants to use £500,000 of next year’s budget for this financial year to repair the roads now.
Meanwhile, the best advice to any motorist who drives over a dangerous pothole is to check your tyres for signs of damage as soon as possible.
etyres offers its existing customers free puncture repairs, so any potential pothole damage won’t necessarily cost them a pot load of money!
Denna Bowman, Head Office