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5 ways to keep safe around potholes

  • Know where the dangerous potholes are where you normally drive
  • Keep your distance from the car in front in case the driver spots a pothole too late
  • Stick to speed limit and drive slower than normal on smaller roads (potholes are more prevalent here)
  • Never swerve to avoid potholes, drive slowly over it
  • Report any dangerous potholes to the local authority

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Rural watchdog: 'Councils could take longer to deal with potholes'

Local authorities are working under strict budget constraints and we believe that priorities may be rather different this year when it comes to dealing with pothole problems.

It would not come as a shock if local councils take much longer to deal with the issue, so we are urging motorists, especially those on unlit country roads, to stay vigilant and where possible report major potholes.

– CLA West Midlands director Caroline Bedell

Rural watchdog: 'Prepare for pothole problems'

Midlands councils are being warned to prepare for increased pothole repairs in their areas.
Midlands councils are being warned to prepare for increased pothole repairs in their areas. Credit: PA

With heavy snowfall expected in the Midlands before Christmas, councils are being warned to prepare for pothole repairs in their local areas.

But due to budget cuts, rural watchdog The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) say they are concerned about the safety of road users and are warning drivers to take care on country roads.

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