The state of Britain’s roads!

It is no secret that our roads are constantly being put to the test, and they often fail. The harsh winter hasn’t helped things, and it seems that you can’t go a journey without being tossed around by bumps or potholes.

Just yesterday I was driving to work, when my car literally fell into a pot hole, not even the suspension on my humble Ford Fiesta could see me to safety. The whole palaver resulted in an unscheduled servicing check and some online shopping for some spare shock absorbers and some new wheels. FYI a great resource for finding parts.
Now I don’t expect every road to be perfect, but this just takes the mick, and after browsing a few stories and articles online, it does not seem that my troubles were a one off.  This is a disgrace, when you consider that motorists are being taxed £45 billion in road taxes! First of all, this is a mammoth amount, and you would have thought that it would be enough to see that all our roads are kept in tip top condition. However, only 9 billion of the 45 is pumped back into our road system. Now I am not going to claim to know the ins and outs of where our taxes go, but even still, surely the £9 billion would make a considerable dent in these road problems, rather than the actual roads themselves.

But instead everything seems to be getting worse and it has got me considering selling my poor little Fiesta, in the hope that the used car market will find it a better life.