If you’re a vehicle owner unlucky enough to have had your car tyres damaged by the potholes which have blighted the UK’s roads after the harsh winter, this story should be of interest to you.
Just under £20,000 worth of compensation was paid out to motorists in Dungannon, Ireland, after their cars and car tyres were damaged by potholes, newly released figures show.
Apparently, the Roads Service coughed up a staggering £19,098 to cover damage inflicted on vehicles in the borough during the past five years.
Motorists were compensated for damage to tyres, suspension and even their car’s body work wich was caused by the treacherous state of the local roads, according to the Tyrone Times newspaper.
The figures were disclosed by Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy in a written answer to an Assembly question from Tom Elliott.
It comes in the wake of two months of outrage by British motorists over the state of the roads in the wake of the harsh winter conditions suffered earlier this year.
Many vehicle owners have already instigated claims against local councils for damage to their cars caused by huge potholes and craters in the roads.
Denna Bowman, Head Office