Pot­hole rule ‘will kill more’

Daily Mirror - - THIS REBEL LIFE -

MORE cy­clists face be­ing killed over new rules on fix­ing pot­holes, a coroner has told the Gov­ern­ment.

Peter Sigee’s warn­ing came af­ter a cy­clist aged 83 died af­ter hit­ting one.

Mr Sigee said the coun­cil in Rams­bot­tom, Gtr Manch­ester, used to fill pot­holes of 40mm or more.

But now the Depart­ment of Trans­port says pot­holes that deep should only be “in­ves­ti­gated”.

The coroner said the rul­ing will “in­crease the risk of fu­ture deaths”.

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