PHOTOS: creative ways Brits highlight their town’s pothole problems
PUBLISHED: 13:35 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:35 27 December 2017
PHOTOS: Rubber ducks and fake road signs are just some of the ways fed-up Brits have highlighted problem potholes across the UK
Fed-up Brits have found creative ways of highlighting the UK’s growing pothole problem.
Car leasing firm Leasecar.uk is sharing these efforts in a bid to draw attention to the pot holes found on UK roads.
The stunts were all successful in highlighting the problem and encouraging the local councils to repair unsightly roads quickly, the lease firm said.
• Villagers of Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, had a puddle duck party in potholes outside their local pub, claiming local officials of ‘ducking the issue’. (Photo credit – Twitter - @GrundyOxford)
• A Gloucestershire pothole vigilante got creative and made fake road signs to shame the local council into sorting crumbling road surfaces.
Then spoof road signs read ‘No Road, Just Holes’; another said ‘CAUTION THIRD WORLD ROADS AHEAD”. (Photo credit – Wilts Glos Standard)
• In Swanage, potholes were circled with ‘FIX ME’ written next to them on a particularly bad stretch of road. The culprit remains anonymous; county council said the potholes had been identified for repair, Leasecar.uk said. (Photo credit – Bournemouth Echo)
A spokesperson for Leasecar.uk said: “Potholes can be dangerous. They can damage cars and many drivers will swerve to avoid them.
“We understand that many local authorities are strapped for cash and pot holes can come pretty far down the list of priorities but as a motoring organisation we feel it’s important to maintain road quality for both drivers and pedestrians.
“These three examples show just how creative we Britons can be when it comes to highlighting the issue of potholes.
“We think it’s wonderful when the public find creative ways to send a message to councils that roads need to be maintained.”