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In Southend the council has installed speed cushions on a number of side roads, yet parking is allowed on both sides of the road so you have to straddle two pothills to pass. On one street passing a school...
Driving home recently in my wife's 2009 Vauxhall Tigra 1.8 Exclusive, after a 40 mile round trip, we traversed a particularly nasty speed hump at 5mph in second gear. There was an immediate strong smell...
Despite the multi million pound taxation system that motorists endure, British roads are a nightmare of dangerous potholes. Our local authority has come up with a cash saving idea. Instead of carrying...
Travelling on an unfamiliar dark road recently I hit a deep pothole and immediately had a flat tyre. It was raining very heavily. A knight in shining armour came to my aid and put on my spare tyre, but...
There has been a lot of discussion recently about alloy wheels developing cracks that necessitate replacing the wheels at considerable cost. The cracks have been variously attributed to either faulty manufacture...
I purchased a brand new Hyundai coupe from a Hyundai dealer. After only three thousand miles it is pulling to the left. I took it back to the dealer and he asked for nearly £90 to check it. Do you think...
I would like your advice as to were to go now? I damaged a tyre on my motor bike on a poorly maintained road at Edenbridge Kent in May I have only just received a reply from Kent County Council stating...
You frequently mention the state of the roads, suing the council for damage to vehicles etc. where negligence can be proven that they knew of a pothole and did nothing to repair it. I have a story perhaps...
You must have received thousands of letters about the state of our roads. However, after a three-mile drive to our town centre, I feel I must add my comments. Last year, we visited German friends who...
Recently my wife and I were driving from Aberdeenshire to Edinburgh to catch a plane from Edinburgh to Dubrovnik (one flight a week). To our dismay we hit a pothole that we could not avoid because of an...
 

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