A survey carried out by the AA found that Scotland’s roads were the worst in the UK for potholes, road repairs and blocked drains. Edinburgh was ranked bottom of the league overall in Scotland.
This survey was carried out before the recent bad weather over Christmas time. I hate to think how badly all of the roads around the country would be rated now!
The Scottish Government has provided £15 million for councils to deal with urgent repairs and extra winter maintenance. However, it looks as though this amount is going to be inadequate.
I prefer to cycle around the city rather than driving my car. Little Thom often sits on his bike seat behind me. He loves it. However, I am finding it more and more dangerous trying to cycle on the roads when they are in such a mess. I am very worried that I hit a pothole and end up falling off my bike. I have to constantly be on the look out for potholes so that I can avoid them.
That is why; whenever I see a new pothole I report it to the council straightaway. This will alert the council to specific potholes and will encourage them to repair them as soon as possible. This will hopefully mean that fewer accidents are caused by the poor condition of the road.
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