Driving these days has become a constant battle.
Car vs Road.
Weaving in and out of what appears to be large craters due to months of poor weather and already damaged roads. It's estimated that potholes cost UK drivers £1.7 billion a year.
These problems are heavily affecting the fleet market. Vehicle downtime is always a massive concern for fleet managers - if a vehicle is not on the road then ultimately, the business is quite often going to be losing out on trade.
Unfortunately, if your vehicle ends up with a damaged or flat tyre it's becoming increasingly unlikely that you/or your business can claim back the damage. Councils are now often using a “legal loophole” to get out of paying.
Moral of the story… Keep your eyes on the road and avoid those potholes at all costs!
The number of pothole insurance claims for the first four months of 2018 already equals those placed for the entirety of last year, with an average repair bill of £1,000, data from the AA reveals. Based on the AA's share of the car insurance market, it estimates that there have been more than 4,200 claims for pothole damage by the end of April. With an estimated average repair bill of around £1,000, that comes to £4.2 million, or more than £1m per month.