A badly potholed road in Leeds has been named and shamed as the worst in Britain in a survey by Continental Tyres.
According to the tyres manufacturers research, Station Road is home to a giant crater around a sunken grate which is deeper than the maximum height of a speed hump!
The pothole is posing a risk to cars and cyclists, sparking numerous complaints from residents and reports to the local Council.
It is one of ten roads highlighted as the most potholed or badly maintained in the UK by the Continental Tyres research. These road defects can cause extensive damage to cars and tyres and the pose a danger to both the motorists and cyclists that encounter them.
According to Warranty Direct, Britain’s badly maintained roads are costing drivers an average of £2.8 million a year in vehicle repairs.
And a 2003 report by the British Tyre Manufacturers Association (BTMA) showed that the second biggest cause for removing tyres before they wore out was impact damage, while Continental Tyres has seen the volume of tyres returned due to impact damage increase by 60% since 2001.
Denna Bowman, Head Office