Road Maintenance Car Accidents
Poor road maintenance is estimated to be the cause of around 7% of car accidents in the UK each year. According to the AA, the majority of Britain’s roads are actually in a worse state now than they were thirty years ago, with one in five miles of major local roads failing skid tests.
Skid resistance is also poorer on new road surfaces so drivers should be very cautious when travelling over newly laid roads.
Other road maintenance issues that most drivers are unaware of include inadequate road drainage, which can lead to floods, and badly positioned road furniture which can hinder a driver’s line of sight.
Motorists that identify a road maintenance problem are advised to inform their local County Council to help prevent any future car accidents from occurring.
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