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2011-06-29 06:19:00

CARDIFF, Wales, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Confused.com has designed a new road sign, specifically to alert road users to the UK's two million potholes.* The road sign is the first of its kind and the car insurance expert is petitioning to urge the Department for Transport to introduce it to roads across the UK. A constant source of frustration for drivers, the sign has been developed in response to recent findings that even with sufficient budgets; it would take...

2011-06-22 11:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The condition of pavement on the Bay Area's 42,500 lane-miles of local streets and roads is only fair at best, with the typical stretch of asphalt showing serious wear and likely to require rehabilitation soon. Data released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) puts the region's 2010 pavement condition index (PCI) score at 66 out of a maximum possible 100 points, as computed on a three-year moving average basis. This is...

2011-03-29 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford's Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium and Michigan Proving Ground in the U.S. feature miles of test track that specifically re-creates potholes and damaged surfaces to mirror extreme public road conditions Real-world road simulations, high-tech data acquisition and thousands of miles of testing ensure the toughest durability from Ford suspension systems Ford engineers know that not all roads are created equal. Some are pockmarked with...

2011-03-28 05:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter brings a number of driving hazards, but one of the most dreaded is the pothole. An encounter with one can leave damaged tires, wheels and suspension components in its wake. State Farm estimates the average damage can put a big dent in drivers' pocketbooks - costing anywhere from $300 to $700. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/statefarm/49038/ (Photo:...

2011-02-28 10:04:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - As we leave behind the worst winter in recent memory, there are many reminders left in the form of potholes. Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole, but what they don't know is if their vehicle has been damaged in the process. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for the following warning signs provided by the Car Care Council. Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns,...

2011-02-10 03:00:00

AURORA, Ill., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When winter's snow and ice finally melt away, they invariably leave behind an unpleasant reminder of this winter's severe storm season--potholes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) "Major winter storms have affected much of the country this season. While many motorists' cars have made it through the winter storm season unscathed, they could still fall victim to a pothole left in its aftermath," said Beth Mosher,...

2011-02-07 11:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the freeze-thaw cycle taking its annual toll on pavement, PennDOT urges motorists to call 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) to report the location of potholes on state roads. Callers are asked to be as specific as possible when reporting pothole locations. For state routes, callers must report the county, municipality, street name, or preferably the state route (SR) number found on small, black-and-white signs posted along state...


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