AA Ireland Study Reveals Damage Caused By Potholes In Cork
12% of road users in Cork surveyed by AA Ireland damaged their vehicle after striking a pothole in the past year
The figures showed that nationally 16% of respondents stated that damage had been caused to their car, motorbike or bike as a result of moving over an un-repaired pothole in the past year.
Of those who had their car damaged by a pothole, 61% reported that one or more of their tyres had either been punctured, with 35% stating that the wheel rim had also been damaged by the pothole. Meanwhile, 23% said they damaged the steering alignment and 17% damaged the shock absorbers or shock absorption system.
The survey has led to AA Ireland to renew their calls for the allocation of more funding for the maintenance and protection of the country’s roads