Monday, 17 January 2011

Terrible Roads

I'm beginning to get a little frustrated with the state of the roads in Coventry on my daily commute to work. There seems to be new pot holes springing up on a weekly basis with no reparations done at all. Many of the roads are in such a state that they need to be totally resurfaced.

All too common
The thing is, the comparatively poor town that I live in has great roads to drive on. With what pot holes there are being filled quite quickly. So my commute is half filled with nice smooth driving and the other half with a bumpy ride while having to avoid obstacles.

In all honesty the roads in Coventry are easily as bad as the roads I've seen on my travels in eastern Europe. Perhaps worse.

To get around this I've been try to change my route to work. However nearly every route I try is either comparable or worse than the route I already take. I did manage to change the route a little in the end, sticking to an A road which adds a couple of miles onto my journey.

I'm guessing that Coventry council prefer to spend my road tax on the hundreds of speed cameras than on maintaining the roads. A strategy of making roads undriveable to reduce speed I think! Perhaps they'll fix the roads when they realise that they're getting no income from the cameras :)

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