Potholes in the spotlight

Fed up Brits are finding ever more creative ways of highlighting the UK’s growing pot hole problem.

Now Leasecar.uk has put together a list of applause-worthy efforts from rubber duck swimming pools to fake road signs, all designed to draw attention to unsightly pot holes in UK roads.

The stunts were all successful in highlighting the problem and encouraging the local councils to repair unsightly roads quickly.

A spokesperson for Leasecar.uk said, ‘Potholes can be dangerous. We understand that many local authorities are strapped for cash and pot holes can come pretty far down the list of priorities but as a motoring organisation we feel it’s important to maintain road quality for both drivers and pedestrians.

‘These three examples show just how creative we Britons can be when it comes to highlighting the issue of potholes. We think it’s wonderful when the public find creative ways to send a message to councils that roads need to be maintained.’

Leasecar.uk’s favourite three pothole highlighters are:

  1. When the villagers of Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, had a puddle duck party in the great road craters outside their local pub after accusing local officials of ‘ducking the issue’.
  2. A Gloucestershire pothole vigilante got creative and made fake road signs to shame their local council into sorting crumbling road surfaces.
  3. In Swanage, potholes were circled with ‘FIX ME’ written next to them on a particularly bad stretch of road. The culprit remains anonymous and the county council explained that the potholes had been identified for repair.