By Oliver Hall
Continental tyres has named and shamed the Top 10 most potholed and badly maintained roads in the UK.
Roger Sanders, technical expert at Continental Tyres, said: “Road conditions have a huge effect on the performance and safety of tyres. Impact with pothole edges or sunken grates can cause severe tyre damage which could lead to dangerous blow-outs on the road.
“It is vital that motorists slow down when driving in areas where the road surface is obviously deteriorating to give them time to avoid potholes or lessen the effects of an impact.”
Anthony Cartmell, the developer of FillThatHole.org.uk, an online reporting site which helped Continental Tyres in its research, said: “This research highlights just how many councils are struggling to maintain the local roads.
The FillThatHole.org.uk web site is currently receiving around 20 new reports of hazards per day, and has gathered more than 13,000 hazard reports since it was started last year”
The top ten in full includes:
Station Road, Leeds
Castle Street, Renfrewshire
Mill Avenue, Hillingdon, Middlesex
Waldegrave Road, Richmond
Grove Park Terrace, Hounslow, Middlesex
Gourock Street, Glasgow
Scotforth Road, Lancaster
Skid Hill Lane, Surrey
Harrison Lane, Kirklees
Owen Road, Lancaster