Glasgow electrician hits council with £1210 invoice after new automobile broken by potholes

A driver has hit Glasgow City Council with a invoice value greater than £1000 after his new automobile was badly broken by potholes.

Cody McKitkkel has forked out the cash to repair a cracked wheel and purchase two new tyres after they have been burst on the town’s dodgy roads.

The electrician has solely had his new motor for 4 months and has been left fuming following two incidents involving potholes.

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He advised Glasgow Dwell: “The primary time was on Nice Western Highway. I simply picked my pal up and we have been driving again house in direction of Anniesland. It was at night time so it was quiet, darkish and it was wet which meant the water coated the pothole and I could not actually see it.

“As quickly as I went by way of the set of lights I hit the pothole and it was so unhealthy. I keep in mind my pal and he checked out me, then the notification got here up saying the tyre was burst.

“Fortunately I had the run flat so I managed to drive house a mile and a half with that. When it burst once more I by no means had the run flat so I simply needed to depart my automobile up in Whitecrook.

“It makes you’re feeling so down since you work exhausting to get a pleasant automobile after which it retains getting broken.”

After getting his automobile mounted the Maryhill man determined to ask the council if they might cough up the money for the repairs, nevertheless, his request remains to be being mentioned.

Two potholes have damaged Cody's car
Two potholes have broken Cody’s automobile

Cody stated: “I put in a declare type for the primary time and that occurred two months in the past and I am nonetheless ready to listen to again.

“They stated they’re discussing it and it’s below investigation however I hope I receives a commission for that as a result of it was £1,000. I am raging.

“It is unhealthy sufficient when it is your automobile however when it is new you need to take pleasure in and abruptly you simply cannot. The roads are so unhealthy, it is like driving on Mars.”

The electrician struggles to grasp why the roads are so unhealthy and believes work on the poor surfaces ought to be of paramount significance.

He additionally does not suppose there ought to be any excuse in the case of fixing the varied potholes and that authorities ought to a take a leaf out of their European counterparts’ guide.

The raging driver stated: “I labored in Switzerland for eight months and the roads are excellent. They’re hundreds of meters above sea degree and so they’ve acquired one of the best street.

“In the summertime it is 40C and within the winter it’s -20C and so they stand up to it no trouble. The roads are immaculate over there. Then you definitely come right here and each street is an absolute shame.”

Cody hopes the council will foot the bill for the damage
Cody hopes the council will foot the invoice for the injury

Glasgow Metropolis Council have confirmed that Cody’s declare is at the moment below investigation.

A spokesperson stated: “All pothole-related claims are decided on the person deserves of every case and within the context of our coverage on street security inspections and repairs.

“The coverage means we take a risk-assessed method to street upkeep that prioritises essentially the most harmful faults whereas additionally in search of to make sure repairs are everlasting on the first time of asking .

“Winter is at all times a difficult time for street circumstances as a result of impression of frost, snow and rain on the street floor and potholes can seem out of the blue at any time.

“The quantity and weight of site visitors can even have an on-going impact on street surfaces.

“Current knowledge indicated that over 71 per cent of Glasgow’s roads are in a suitable situation, which locations the town among the many finest performing roads authorities in Scotland.

“Our street security inspection and repairs coverage has been developed in accordance with the code of follow set out by the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland, which is adopted by different Scottish native authorities.”


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