Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 21 to 28 of 28

Thread: The state of our roads

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    It does sometimes feel like everyone, from government, road maintenance, car manufacturers are currently in a cycle of how high can we push up prices at thesame times as lowering quality, before customers stop taking our word for it that everything is 'new and immproved, better than it ever was' and wake up to the fact that quality, service and pride in infrastructure of a nation is now a thing of the past

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newport, South Wales
    Posts
    8,484
    Thanks
    1,262
    Thanked 1,033 Times in 860 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    it's a strange thing that our roads seem not to have to pass a test of car worthiness ...
    --
    "The Inland Revenue is not slow, and quite rightly, to take every advantage which is open to it under the Taxing Statutes for the purposes of depleting the taxpayer's pocket. And the taxpayer is in like manner entitled to be astute to prevent, so far as he honestly can, the depletion of his means by the Inland Revenue"

    Lord Clyde: "Ayrshire Pullman Motor Services V Inland Revenue, 1929"

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    4,620
    Thanks
    438
    Thanked 400 Times in 347 Posts
    Whereas everyone is an expert on the state of our roads,because they have driven on them.
    17,410,742 people said LEAVE!

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    7,355
    Thanks
    1,179
    Thanked 1,083 Times in 788 Posts
    What came to my mind yesterday, whilst avoiding potholes, was that while I am concentrating hard on the actual road surface to avoid damage to my car tyres and wheels, I might miss what I should be looking out for, thus increasing the possibility of some other form of accident. We should have confidence in our road surfaces being fit for purpose. What it's like for motor cyclists or cyclists doesn't bear thinking about.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    12,233
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked 329 Times in 288 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    What it's like for motor cyclists or cyclists doesn't bear thinking about.
    My motorcycle is not bothered by potholes:-


  6. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newport, South Wales
    Posts
    8,484
    Thanks
    1,262
    Thanked 1,033 Times in 860 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    My motorcycle is not bothered by potholes:-

    As "I am not authorised to view that image", I can't see how it - or you - will recover from going headlong into the buggers we have round here, dies it come fitted withtank tracks ??
    --
    "The Inland Revenue is not slow, and quite rightly, to take every advantage which is open to it under the Taxing Statutes for the purposes of depleting the taxpayer's pocket. And the taxpayer is in like manner entitled to be astute to prevent, so far as he honestly can, the depletion of his means by the Inland Revenue"

    Lord Clyde: "Ayrshire Pullman Motor Services V Inland Revenue, 1929"

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    12,233
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked 329 Times in 288 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by johnofgwent View Post
    As "I am not authorised to view that image", I can't see how it - or you - will recover from going headlong into the buggers we have round here, dies it come fitted withtank tracks ??
    It a retro "homage" to a 1955 Royal Enfield 500 Bullet trials bike and has 19" knobbly tyres. Potholes don't bother it at all.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,599
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 177 Times in 162 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Range Rovers are all terrain vehicles, you shouldn't have any trouble with a pothole. My Renault has alloy wheels and lowish profile radials, which compounds the problem.
    So, how much do you pay in tax for the Range Rover?
    Recent Range Rovers invariably have alloy wheels too, and many of them are, somewhat perversely, fitted with low profile tyres.
    I dahn do non-judgement'aw. ... and put ya blinkin' shirt on mate, wiwya!

Similar Threads

  1. Call to raid HS2 budget to fix potholes in roads
    By stevectaylor in forum Political News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-03-2018, 07:44 PM
  2. Airport and roads shut army on the streets in Turkey
    By cromwell in forum Political News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16-07-2016, 10:52 AM
  3. Energy and roads get share of 100bn
    By stevectaylor in forum Political News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-06-2013, 09:14 AM
  4. Tolls 'could pay for new roads'
    By stevectaylor in forum Political News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-12-2012, 12:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •