Suffolk: Campaign to get pothole warning signs starts

Motorists could soon be alerted to potholes ahead of them – if a new campaign gets its way.

Campaigners are urging the government to introduce a road sign across the UK warning drivers of mini craters.

The news comes after our Spot the Pot campaign earlier this year which helped authorities to pinpoint pothole locations around Ipswich in order for them to be repaired.

The sign, a white triangle with a red rim, depicts a car on an uneven road surface with its wheel in a pothole.

The design, created by car insurance, was inspired by pothole campaigner Ted Relf, a plumber from Shadoxhurst, near Ashford, Kent, who was told by police to remove his home-made warning sign against potholes last year.

Mr Relf said: “We all moan about potholes and now we have the chance to do something.

“I created my own pothole sign last year because I was concerned for the safety of drivers on my road.

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“I fully support the introduction of an official pothole road sign and urge the nation to sign the petition at”

Mike Hoban, chief marketing officer at added: “Although repairing these roads is the long term solution, something needs to be done now.”

Guy McGregor, Suffolk County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Roads, was unavailable for comment yesterday.

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