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Sussex bottom of pothole problem list
8:00am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
Motorists are less likely to suffer pothole damage to their cars in East Sussex than anywhere else in the UK, according to research.
Warranty Direct, an automotive warranty specialist, analysed data from more than 50,000 consumer policies over four years and found the north of the UK is most prominent for suspension failure.
Nearly 10% of drivers in Angus, Scotland, will get an unwanted garage bill for suspension repairs this year, compared with just a lowly 3.2% in East Sussex.
West Sussex sat mid-table with a score of 4.83% whilst London scored 4.33%.
Duncan McClure Fisher, managing director of Warranty Direct, said: “It isn’t just the catastrophic suspension failures that potholes can cause that are the problem.
“Continued driving over potholes or other uneven road obstacles, like speed humps, gives your car’s suspension a regular pounding and the cumulative damage this causes will eventually result in a breakage.
“With so much of our road network resembling Swiss cheese, it’s almost impossible to avoid.
“This is especially true of places which have a high concentration of rural roads, as these get less attention from local authorities.”
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