as the title says, we pay billions of pounds a year in road tax, only to have to drive on roads that are full of holes and sunken repairs from fitted pipes and cables.
but why doesn't the council do checks on the roads that have been dug up and force the utility companies to put them back to exactly how they were before they dug them up.
there is a road near me which i drive down twice a day and the line across the road which a company has not refilled properly is terrible and when driving over it, my wheels go such a whack.
and thats just one of many i see every day.
i saw a tv programme a few years back where a certain council would force the companies to return to the repair two or three times within the six months afterwards and refill it or completely redo it if it wasn't 100% like it was before, and if the company refused, the council would hire a contractor and get the work done and then bill the utility companies plus a fine on top.
its far to easy for the utility companies to make big holes and then sprinkle some t leafs over the top and leave it.
so why aren't the councils bothered being as its them in the end that end up doing the work at their cost ?