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Steve Farrell  says:

At least you’ll crash within the speed limit!

It’s a massive pothole on a bend but at least you won’t be speeding if it makes you crash.  A council has been accused of compromising safety to catch speeders by painting the white line in the pothole instead of repairing it. The line is needed for the speed camera in the background to catch offenders breaking the 40mph limit...

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Jul 09

Posts: 10

bboydoy says:

Wave the cash

Maybe they should spend a few trillion replacing speed cameras with helmet recognition turrets, then they can kill us all and get over with all life's problems. Well, that and buy nukes to stare at.

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Nov 10

Posts: 75

mozart says:


you've got admit, the chap knows what he's talking about, still a shocking pot hole tho !


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Katana Paul


Mar 07

Posts: 59

Katana Paul says:


I wonder how Council workers arrive at their place of work? Or travel whilst at work? Do they use another County's roads exclusively? No. They don't. They use the same roads as the rest of us so how "the Council" can claim to have no knowledge of the state of their roads I'll never know! 

Perhaps the emphasis should be that the Council ensure they take sufficient steps to ensure roads are serviceable, rather than it be a public responsibility to report defects? There might even be a job in it for a kiddie with a smartphone and a moped? Somehow "we didn't know about it" seems akin to putting your head in the sand.

Also - it appears to be impossible to report a pothole without its postcode. It sounds ridiculous doesn't it? But, my local Council apparently has no way to interpret map coordinates or even lat/long coordinates (presumably denying the existence of Google Maps...?) which adds yet another layer of overly complicated nonsense to processes for reporting. What I mean here is I've got to be pretty determined to go and find, for example, the postcode for a portion of an isolated road before I can report the pothole. I imagine most people simply can't be bothered.

Perhaps we should ask in a poll : who would gladly pay a few quid more in local Council Tax to ensure we had better roads?

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

Ahoy fattybatter, if you weren't so busy moaning

You could have taken 30 seconds to post the URL of Suffolk's pothole reporting page.

And now back to our scheduled finger-pointing. ;)

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:


"Speed cameras are a Police initiative, nothing to do with councils" - my understanding is cameras are run by "Road Safety Partnerships" ie a tie-up between police forces and local authorities; do correct me if I'm wrong.

Ok, the money from the fines goes to central government now, but previously (IIRC it changed 2007) the fines went to RSPs and the roads were no better then than they are now.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8405

snev says:

I Am, Have been and probably, always will be.... unimpressed with the value for money councils and Government departments offer those that work so hard to keep them in their high paid fat pension provided Jobs. Tax rebate please.

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Jun 11

Posts: 16

prdh says:

Not thinking

This is just another example of people blindly doing what there told and not thinking about what there doing. They obviously saw the pot hole and instead of THINKING they just blindly carried on, and it’s happening everywhere all the time. What’s happening to peoples’ common sense? God help us if this is the future for the British people.

Thanks for listening, rant over.

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Aug 11

Posts: 437

un repaired pot hole, what a shock.  the people painting them sodding lines could have reported too.

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Feb 09

Posts: 515

Doesn't surprise me one little bit. Recently,a small trench was filled in where I turn in to my road. Rather than fill the final two feet in, which was glaringly obvious defect and hazard, I got the "We haven't been told to do that bit, it hasn't been marked" response from the duty knuckle dragger. Seems no matter where you go, this sort of idiocy is rife. I have no choice but to pay my council tax, but I do struggle to see what I'm getting for my money in return.


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Dec 03

Posts: 317

hairyMuppet says:


Title says it all really.

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