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Risk of breakdowns caused by pothole damage doubles in 12 years

POTHOLES are now twice as likely to be the cause of a vehicle breakdown as they were 12 years ago, new research has concluded. In a new report by the RAC, pothole damage was the cause of 14,220 incide... read more

Breakdowns due to pothole damage more than double in a decade

The proportion of vehicle breakdowns caused by potholes has more than doubled over the last ten years ... In the 12 months to June, some 0.9% of its 2.4 million call outs were due to pothole-related d... read more

RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’ rise in last quarter of year for first time since 2013

The number of pothole-related breakdowns attended ... The true damage effect of potholes on vehicles is, however, likely to be greater as the analysis does not include punctures which, of course, coul... read more

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Pothole-related car breakdowns ‘at a three-year high’

Councils are “not winning the battle” against potholes as related vehicle breakdowns between April and June reached ... “Our roads are still in a poor state of repair after the damage caused by the Be... read more

Cardiologists recommend wider use of statin drugs

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Pothole claims cost councils £72 million in compensation and legal fees

Potholes cost local councils at least £72 million over four years ... cause damage and injury, while also tackling the backlog of potholes nationwide,” said Keir Gallagher, campaigns officer with the ... read more



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