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Pothole advice for motorists
12:27pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Postbag
FOLLOWING your piece on potholes (Journal, February 21) may I suggest you advise your readers to follow the advice given by the Daily Telegraph's motoring correspondent Honest John.
Potholes.co.uk and fixmystreet.co.uk both provide a means by which potholes can be reported to councils, and the reports become a matter of public record.
If the potholes are not then repaired within a reasonable period the council becomes liable for any damage they may cause.
You should report all potholes you become aware of to potholes.co.uk and fixmystreet.co.uk.
And if your car is ever damaged by a pothole you can use the websites to check if the pothole was previously reported.
This should focus the council's attention and ensure that the problem is fixed.
JUSTIN SMITH, Salisbury