Be fair, someone's got to pay welfare costs (being sarcastic).Twice in the last two weeks I have nearly been driven into by other drivers trying to avoid potholes.
One of them was nearly a head-on.
Potholes can kill people, and it is criminal that the government takes so much money off of motorists but does very little to maintain the roads.
Of course it has been going on for donkeys years hence why we are having problems now.
It hasn't been ringfenced for roads maintenance since 1937.Vehicle excise duty as it is now known used to be used to fix the roads. Now they steal it off of us and spend it on other things.
Not at all.I think you are missing the point.
Totally agree, however, there are still too many people who say ' I pays me road tax, why are the roads so crap?' when 'road tax' does not go directly to maintaining the roads.We spend money to use the roads in the form of excise duty, fuel tax, insurance and MOT, as well as VAT on new car purchases, we should expect them to be kept in a safe condition.
Those that don't have a car can avoid road related taxes if they wish, but income tax is another matter.
I remember being flabbergasted by such driving when I visited Peru in the '80s.Twice in the last two weeks I have nearly been driven into by other drivers trying to avoid potholes.
I think you'll find that this means you've just enrolled into their 'Sponsor a Pothole' scheme, - if you're quick, you should be able to cancel the monthly direct debit for your membership before the first payment comes off your account, :lol:.I've actually got an active claim in with Glasgow City Council for suspension damage at the moment after hitting a very large hole not unlike those pictured.They have asked for bank details so looking promising.