Letter: Poor repairs lead to potholes

Ratepayers money not being managed properly when potholes are repaired.
Ratepayers money not being managed properly when potholes are repaired.

The subject of poor road surfaces has been a well documented subject recently and the point I am trying to make about the poor state is this.

As one drives about the Ridings it is quite noticeable that where road repairs, including those carried out by the utilities, have NOT been sealed around the edges with tar or such, soon are into potholes, again I say, take notice as they are quite visible.

I was informed by a highways manager that a rule/law had been made that the highways authorities were not allowed to used sealant in these instances, as a police motor cyclist had hit such a patch and come off.

The manager was not aware that he was speaking to an ex police motor cyclist. The rule must only have applied in the North Riding area as the East Riding Highways had just completed patching on the Octon to Sledmere road and all the edges of same were sealed properly and will no doubt survive a lot of winter weather, when in the area have a look.

It is ratepayers’ money not being managed properly.

Ron Whatling

Pickering Road

West Ayton