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I have a 2008 BMW 325i coupe with 19,000 miles. I told by Sytners that all four tyres have worn on the inside. The readings are O/S 5, middle 5, I/S 0. On questioning them they say this is a fault with...
According to my local paper, in the first 3 months of 2010 motorists made 473 claims to Gloucestershire County Council for vehicles damaged by potholes. All but one were rejected. In the whole of last...
I would like to keep you updated on the matter of potholes through reports in local and national newspapers. There have been many accounts that local councils in some areas have been forced into temporary...
Thanks for the photo of the speed cushion with a pot-hole actually in it. The location looks like Thames Ditton, or Cobham, in Surrey. You may be interested to know that my nephew was pulled up by the...
Further to my last email I wanted to warn you about some very nasty potholes in certain Surrey back lanes. Please be very careful if you use the popular shortcuts across country, from Ockley to Ewhurst,...
I have just had my 2003 Citroen C3 fail it's MoT due to broken front springs. There are approx 46,000 miles on the clock and I bought the car secondhand in 2006 from a major car supermarket, where I was...
We are beginning to get rather pissed off in Thames Ditton on the potholes issue. It seems that the current contract for road maintenance contained no Service Level Agreement or provision for penalties...
I read with interest your article about road humps and tyres recently. I live in the lovely village of Ickleford and Hertfordshire Highways are about to install 11 road humps over less than a 1-mile stretch...
Something I never thought to see: A busy road in Stevenage that was well-humped for about 1/2 mile has just had them removed and those sections of the road resurfaced. So what was real penance for me to...
As a regular M4 motorist I'm intrigued that the powers that be are replacing steel barriers with concrete ones, as the steel ones are reaching the "end of their lives." Concrete ones are supposed to require...
 

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