Glasgow M74 Nightmare
17 Feb 2011
I was driving home from work on the 10 December 2010, when between Strathclyde Park and Motherwell cut off when I hit 2 potholes at round about 45mph, my tyre exploded and my alloy was smashed, also my track rod/end and steering rack were all damaged. As this was the week of the bad snow, the roads had been cleared but was still a lot of traffic going 45/50mph, when I hit the holes I lost control of car tho, lucky for me there were no cars close enough for me to hit. I managed to get into the hardshoulder where I called my insurance, who told me to call the police. It took 3 hours to get my car collected by recovery, and the police were alerted because I was sitting at the side of a busy motorway. Amey highways who have the contract to repair and the upkeep of the scottish roads were made aware by the police of the incident.
Sorry links seem to be getting jumbled up with random text the URL isrnrnfindyourmp.parliament.uk
Good to hear you are not giving up BMWag. These criminals in suits need to pay for the absolutely obscene roads we have to drive on. Please everyone reading this understand that the British motorist pays nearly £60 Billion in taxation every year yet only about 1/7 of that is spent on roads so when they say they don't have enough they are lying. The money is used for all their other pet projects like swamping the country with immigrants, alice in wonderland green projects and paying millions per day to the UnEUlected dictatorship in Brussels.rnrnCouncils have a duty to maintain and repair roads to an acceptable standard, which they are blatantly NOT doing on both points. Write to your MP about the raw deal motorists are getting from Westminster and write to your local council about any potholes. Keep annoying them because they hate it, they hope you will acquiesce and roll over peacefully and let them get on with their pet projects.rnrnP.S. if you write to your MP make sure you write to their London address not their constituency address. When you write (don't email) to their London address it gets passed to the relevant minister and flagged as a going concern. Details here of your MP - put postcode in searchbox to find them - and the Westminster address below:rnrnhttp://findyourmp.parliament.uk/rnrnAddress:rnrnHouse of Commons London SW1A 0AArnrnWhen you write you'll get a 'pass you off' type of reply but don't let that put you off, they need to hear from us, and lots of us so get writing/typing.
I am interested to hear how either of you got on as I am just about to claim against Amey for the M8/M73 merge pothole damage to my car just beflore Christmas.
I have had a similar experience on M74 on 31 Dec 11. Again Amey claim the had inspected the M74 the previous day and the was no fault in the motorway. I am pursuing the matter throuh the small claim court and would be iterested in exchanging stories!
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