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BMF joins JCB, AA and others to launch National Pothole Partnership

To launch National Pothole Day and the start of the new National Pothole partnership, Paul Morgan from BMF attended a media event earlier this morning in Staffordshire alongside representatives from JCB, the AA and Staffordshire County Council.

Today’s event was held to highlight the new Pothole Partnership between Road User organisations, including the British Motorcyclists Federation, the National Motorcyclists Council and to provide a demonstration of the capabilities of JCB’s new “Pothole Pro” machine that can repair a pothole in only 8 minutes to provide a permanent and effective repair rather than the temporary “patch and dash” approach that has often been employed by local authorities.

The aim of the new partnership is to bring together the key players in one effective coalition to press Government and Local Authorities to deliver effective and permanent road repairs through a comprehensive 5 Point Action Plan launched today.

The media event was attended by ITV, GB News and Greatest hits radio who were keen to hear about the new partnership, details of the 5 Point Action Plan and how this would deliver the necessary improvements for motorcyclists and other road users across the UK road network.

Paul Morgan CBE, BMF’s Government Relations Executive, emphasised the urgent need to deliver permanent repairs to the UK road network in order to effectively address the scourge of potholes which represent a significant and increasing danger to motorcyclists.

Paul Morgan CBE said: “Potholes and other road surface related defects are extremely dangerous for motorcyclists and the top concern for BMF members. The number of motorcyclists being seriously injured or worse in pothole related accidents is a significant cause for concern. Action is needed now to urgently clear the backlog of repairs and address the appalling state of UK roads. We call on Government to front-load the £8.3billion funding that has recently been announced for road repairs and to prioritise the necessary work to make the UK road network safe for all drivers and riders.”

Link to YouTube  Pothole video

Written by Helen Hancock

All images courtesy of Paul Morgan