Posted: 01/05/2014 at 10:22
Potholes S.Yorks has the national collection of potholes. They also send all trainee hole diggers here, go dig a hole in a road, leave it 2 days and then fill it back in.
The pot holes around us are EVIL! My partner has already to REPLACE HIS CAR because it just couldn't cope with the pot holes! Its sporty suspension was too hard leaving you shaken to bits when bits of it weren't snapping bits (even the dash was starting to shake loose) and its wheels with low profile tyres were getting smashed to bits as on most of the roads there is no way you can avoid the holes less you drive on the pavement. He's had two punctures caused by hitting holes in the last year alone because the roads aren't always wide enough and buses like to drive up the middle of the road regardless.
One of the reasons we brought the Land Rover (aside from needing to tow large vehicles out of trouble) was because in the winter the road conditions are so bad its not worth risking a nice little car. We've had a mild winter this year but even so I had to help a little car that had FALLEN IN TO THE POT HOLE and ground itself on its sill so the woman couldn't drive out again (truth be told she was nervous about causing further damage and so not aggressive enough on the loud pedal but it was a very new shiny car so I forgave her).
One good thing about the holes however is that because they also don't grit the roads that often they do at least serve a purpose of stopping run away cars as they disappear off the ice sheet and in to them causing the driver to sit clamped to the steering wheel white as a sheet (he admitted he had no idea how long he'd been like that until I tapped on the window to see if he was okay!! Poor devil he'd left finger nail marks on the steering wheel!)
Oh well. When the hose pipe bans kick in at least we'll be able to store a good months worth of rain water in the holes to keep our veggies green.
Are you feeling any better Mrs. G? Families are always so generous when it comes to germs.