Council must get to grips with potholes
MOTORISTS pay road tax – so we can reasonably expect a decent surface, free of potholes.
But some of our region's roads are an utter disgrace and, frankly, death traps waiting to happen.
Of course, everyone understands budgets are being squeezed, but people's safety has to be paramount.
Today, we feature the case of Morgan Goodhand who fell into a pothole in east Hull.
She broke her left leg and may be off school for months.
It does not take a RoSPA official to imagine what may have happened had she been travelling, at speed, on the scooter she happened to be pushing.
Each winter, the problem of potholes seems to surface.
And there are few topics more likely to rile the hard-pressed motorist, forced to shell out for tyres and repairs to suspension systems, than potholes.
It is high time the council got to grips with the issue.
Surely it will not have to take a death for decisive action to be taken.
One can only hope those in the corridors of power at the Guildhall take heed of the warning issued by Morgan's mother.