By Lois Avery
A common bugbear for many motorists is the millions of potholes that plague the UK’s roads.
They damage cars, cause accidents when drivers swerve to avoid them, and make driving a less enjoyable experience. So, here at Confused.com we polled around 2,000 drivers to see what they think about Britain’s pothole problem.
And the problem is clear to see; more than two thirds of drivers surveyed said they come across between 1 and 5 potholes every day, with just over a quarter saying they encounter between 5 and 10. And 88 per cent of these motorists say they aren’t given enough warning about upcoming potholes.
So what should councils do in order to tackle the problem? According to three quarters of those questioned, local authorities should erect road signs specifically to alert drivers to roads with potholes and 5 per cent even admitted that they’d consider using Polyfilla to banish potholes.
Check out our league table of the ten worst offending councils to see which areas have the worst pothole repair reputation.