28 Mar '17, 10am

@gnomeicide We agree!

Most of our local roads were never designed to take either the weight or the volume of heavy goods traffic for which they now have to cater and that is a key reason why many show signs of structural failure. These points were highlighted recently by the Local Government Association in a press release with the headline 'Pothole levels likely to surge warn councils because of spike in number of heavy lorries '. The Freight Transport Association rushed to respond, claiming that 'Lack of investment, not freight transport, [is] to blame for potholes '. According to the Freight Transport Association, "Larger lorries do not cause increased damage to the road surface – in fact, they have more axles which spread payloads more evenly." But contrary to their statement, lorries do cause far more damage to foundations and structures of roads than cars because the damaging power rises e...

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