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      04-05-2018, 04:31 PM   #1
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pot hole took me out(link to pics of damage and pot hole) update(success)

as title,,huge potholes..hit one and its snapped something in the suspension,got recoveerd by my indy as his son does recovery..i was 14 miles from home...put com-laint in and doing the route of trying to get northumberland council to foot the bill..2mpot holes about 3ftx1.5ft covered in water so they were hard to see on a 60 mph road,,i was doing about 50,,what a crashing sound it made,thought my alloy and tyre had exploded but they looked fine,,cars at garage for inspection next couple of days,,took pucs etc,,1 man was watching,,,he came over and explained that he was there to take pics as he detroyed 2 tyres the day before,,this was my e46 330d

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      04-05-2018, 06:18 PM   #2
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You need to know the depth of the pothole. The road authority will use 2 methods to deny your claim, namely the fact they they regularly inspect the road, and the pothole depth was not more than 50mm. Over 50mm you possibly have a claim, but they'll wriggle nonetheless.
The tech jargon is:
- The Council have a good system of inspection in place and they have therefore complied with their duty under Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980. They are therefore allowed to deny liability under Section 58 of the same Act.
- The height of the defect is below the councils intervention levels of 50mm.

You need to ask when submitting your claim when the last inspection was. They're obliged to give it under the Freedom of Information act.
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      04-05-2018, 06:31 PM   #3
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You do not state which road it was but you may find if it is a "major" A road it comes under the juristiction of Highways England rather than your County Council but I am sure they will tell you if it does. Either party will do all they can to make you believe that there is nothing wrong with the road and it meets their inspection criteria!
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      04-06-2018, 02:18 AM   #4
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no it was a liitle coastal road,,and the hole was around 4 inches deep,,took pics of someone standing in it with wellingtons on,,also going there today with a tape measure if it aint been filled up
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      04-06-2018, 02:22 AM   #5
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This is exactly what happened to me a couple of weeks ago, potholes these days are no joke.....
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      04-06-2018, 08:53 AM   #6
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You really have to watch it on the roads since the freezing temps of last month. Many holes have sprung up in the meantime.
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      04-06-2018, 11:34 AM   #7
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went to thje spot today,,its deeper than i thought,,its deeper than the length of a biro pen ..so about 5 -6 inches id say
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      04-06-2018, 05:05 PM   #8
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went to thje spot today,,its deeper than i thought,,its deeper than the length of a biro pen ..so about 5 -6 inches id say
'It was about the length of a biro pen your honour'. Your claim won't even reach someone's intray. Tell me you got a measuring tape out & your cameraphone & took pictures from all angles? Better still with a spirit level spanning the hole, and a close up of the depth measurement on the tape against it.
As soon as you submit any claim to the council it'll be filled a nanosecond later.
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      04-07-2018, 12:32 AM   #9
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'It was about the length of a biro pen your honour'. Your claim won't even reach someone's intray. Tell me you got a measuring tape out & your cameraphone & took pictures from all angles? Better still with a spirit level spanning the hole, and a close up of the depth measurement on the tape against it.
As soon as you submit any claim to the council it'll be filled a nanosecond later.
yeh ive mentioned on another couple of forums that id be measuring it properly.im passing there today and taking a flat stick and measure.its 15 miles from my home so dont pass it all the time,,i took pics of all angles etc,,its also just past a slight bend and cannot really see them till its too late,,its a 60 mph narrow road,,bit like a country lane but right on the coast..indy only charged me 40 recovery
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The roads are awful these days. I know the cold snap hasn't helped but the roads should be more resilient anyway - they don't repair them properly. Also the councils should know which roads are at risk and go out and fix them before someone gets hurt.

Council jobsworth types are purely reactive and passive when they should be proactively maintaining the roads.

A dual carriageway near me is so bad it looks like people are warming up their tyres.

Good luck OP.
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The roads in kent are pretty bad as well, I pay 520 a year for the pleasure of constantly having to try & avoid pot holes & sit in queues of traffic, yet still they build more houses meaning more traffic on woefully inadequate roads
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i think its time for a revolution,,like drive with no tax until they repair the roads,,but we all know something gets done as quick as you like when they are not getting their cash,,does my napper in..
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I busted a tyre in the Scottish Highlands last summer. Right royal pain in the backside. When I got a tyre fitted the garage said 50% of their breakdown call-outs were for burst tyres because of the shocking state of the roads!
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measured it properly yesterday ha ha 4ftx2ft x5inches,and 3ft x2ft x5 inches,now they are proper potholes.
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Sounds more like a crater!
Good luck with your claim and I hope you get it sorted. Keep us posted with how it goes.
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http://www.focusstoc.com/forums/topi...loaded/page-4?
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      04-10-2018, 12:34 PM   #17
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Ridiculous.

More often, I think i subconsciously look at the immediate road ahead rather then looking well ahead. There must be a whole generation of drivers like this now.
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Ridiculous.

More often, I think i subconsciously look at the immediate road ahead rather then looking well ahead. There must be a whole generation of drivers like this now.
my usual roads which i travel most days,,all the little bumps and holes are engrained into my brain,,im like a robot,,i suppose if i had a landrover disco or summit,then id just drive over them as having sports suspension and low profile tyres makes it 10x worse...
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I claimed last Feb from Sussex Council for a massive pothole on a major road, under a bridge that was under water.

After filling in the lengthy form, I submitted my dash cam footage as there was no way I could go back to the hole and photograph it etc.

I didn't mute the audio either on the footage either.

Got my claim paid out within 10 days 200.00
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Where are the pics? lol
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Same in cheshire, I am swerving all over the road to avoid potholes left right and centre, its ridiculous! I report the pothole, maybe a few weeks later its "filled in" and by filled in I mean they pour a bit of tarmac in and off they go, its not even level with the road so there is still a dip. Few weeks later and that filled in rubbish they put in is gone and the pothole is back.
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Where are the pics? lol
on the link i posted...cannot be arsed to resize them to upload,,why does this forum limit size of pics?
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