Campaign calls for pothole warnings in Hampshire

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Campaigners are urging the government to introduce a road sign across the UK which alert motorists to potholes.

The sign, a white triangle with a red rim, depicts a car on an uneven road surface with its wheel in a pothole.

The design, created by Confused.com car insurance, was inspired by pothole campaigner Ted Relf, a plumber from Shadoxhurst, near Ashford, Kent, who was told by police remove his home-made warning sign against potholes.

Last year The News launched the Potwatch campaign after the snow in January so residents could report potholes in their area.

Mike Hoban, chief marketing officer at Confused.com says: ‘Although repairing these roads is obviously the long term solution, something needs to be done now.

‘The UK’s road signs include warnings for wild horses, wild animals, cattle and even toads but potholes aren’t considered worthy enough? A pothole road sign is a vital step in preventing accidents and reducing insurance claims whilst road maintenance continues.’