Are potholes getting worse?

Are potholes getting worse?

Michael Donlevy 15 Nov 2018 Potholes destroy bikes and occasionally take lives, so is there any chance of the problem being fixed? Why are potholes in the news? They’ve never really gone away, but they returned to the news in recent months because of Simon Moss’s face. Photos of the 40-year-old cyclist’s injuries went viral when he lost four teeth and suffered a fractured spine and broken skull after hitting a nine-inch deep pothole and landing on his face. Potholes also hit the headlines in May when the AA’s director of insurance labelled them ‘a national disgrace’ that are now writing off cars. ‘The AA’s report is an eye-opener, but it also misses a serious point,’ says Eric Craig, chairman of Free2Cycle, a social enterprise that supplies bikes to partnering organisations for their staff to ride for free. ‘Potholes pose far more risk to those on two wheels. They’re more ...

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