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AtW
21st November 2018, 20:44
Beast from the East blamed as pothole compensation claims double

Highways England has blamed the Beast from the East storm for the number of pothole compensation claims against it more than doubling in 2017/18.

There were 528 successful claims relating to vehicle damage caused by potholes last year, up from 212 in 2016/17 and 187 in 2015/16.

Over the same period, the cost to Highways England of settling the claims rose from £54,301 to £164,341.
The organisation said in a statement: "Safety is our top priority."

Beast from the East blamed as pothole compensation claims double - BBC News (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46294209)

FFS - 165k, no wonder they don’t fix them if payouts only cost so little :mad

DimPrawn
21st November 2018, 20:57
True story. Many years ago my car alloy wheel and tyre was destroyed by a very deep pothole, it was late at night, I changed to the spare wheel and continued my journey home.

I contacted the council stating I would be claiming compensation. A few days later, at the weekend I went back to measure and photograph the hole, but bugger me, the council had come out and filled the fecker with a temporary repair.

AtW
21st November 2018, 20:59
All that to get 2 hundred quid? :laugh

I wonder how much they settle for getting crashed into wall...

DimPrawn
21st November 2018, 21:00
All that to get 2 hundred quid? :laugh

Times was hard, I was a permie back then. :violin:

AtW
21st November 2018, 21:04
Times was hard, I was a permie back then. :violin:

What are you now - kebab shop owner?

:eyes

greenlake
21st November 2018, 21:06
A few days later, at the weekend I went back to measure and photograph the hole, but bugger me, the council had come out and filled the fecker with a temporary repair.

They saw you coming from a mile away.... :laugh

http://i.imgur.com/rpmiRqS.jpg

DimPrawn
21st November 2018, 21:10
What are you now - kebab shop owner?

:eyes

I am way above the kebab shop owner mate...

AtW
21st November 2018, 21:28
I am way above the kebab shop owner mate...

And you always will be :eyes

scooterscot
21st November 2018, 21:40
Everyone knows you buy in the dip

shaunbhoy
21st November 2018, 22:23
Beast from the East blamed as pothole compensation claims double



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:rollin: