Government action plea
Sir – I write in support of Pothole Dodger’s theme last week.
We are all too aware of the poor condition of the roads and the risks this presents.
It has got to the stage where I am practising “defensive driving” as one never knows when one is going to crash into the next deep crater.
It may be laudable for our politicians to encourage us to use electric vehicles and provide charging points but this is all irrelevant expenditure if the roads are unfit for purpose.
The current situation appears to result from a long-standing lack of maintenance and an inadequate resurfacing programme for roads which are simply worn out and a reliance on poor quality repairs.
The increase in heavy lorries using these roads and the civil engineering works in process undoubtedly aggravate it.
Why should we tolerate this? Is it not time that national and local government stopped passing the buck and addressed the issue?
Dr Barry Chopping Dalry