Thursday, 25 March 2010

Are they having a laugh!??

I read this item on the BBC web just now & I felt moved to share & comment on it. I'll even post (or try baring in mind my level of technological knowledge!)....

'Nine year' backlog of potholes in West Midlands.....
"Many councils have a pothole "hotline" encouraging drivers to report them
Motorists have been warned it could take councils nine years to mend potholes in the West Midlands, the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) says.
Almost £100m was spent on repairs in England last year but after the severe winter weather, thousands more potholes have appeared.
When temperatures plunge, water that has penetrated the asphalt freezes and expands causing the surface to rupture.

Each pothole costs an average of £99 to fix, the organisation said.

Chancellor Alistair Darling announced in his Budget on Wednesday a £100m fund to repair local roads following the bad weather.

Earlier this year, the AA reported that pothole-related claims had increased by 400%"

Now reading this I wondering where my bloody road tax payment goes??? It certainly ain't filling in the bloody craters in the roads in Kings Heath & the environs.

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