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Nottingham driving instructor teaches students how to avoid potholes

A Nottingham driving instructor who operates in Wollaton has had to come up with special lessons to help students avoid potholes on the roads.


Paul says the roads near his home at Wollaton in Nottingham are some of the worst for potholes.  And he regularly complains about it to council highways departments.

He says things have got so bad, it’s become a specific lesson for his students.

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Paul said:

‘This is just one thing I came up with. I draw a road and I’ve drawn a series of potholes in different locations, different sizes.’

‘I’ll encourage the student to get my little model car and ask them where they would position themselves, talking about the need to potentially straddle some of the potholes.

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‘We might need to go onto the other side of the carriageway and then we’ll talk about on the risks involved.’

‘So, for example, if you’re avoiding a pothole to the left, the risks of potentially a cyclist at the side of us are there.  ‘I would say quite a few of my students suffer with anxiety and it really is affecting them.

One student said: ‘I’m really concerned about all the potholes, I’m worried about the danger it’s causing.

Since filming, some further repairs have been carried out on this junction.

• Read more: Potholes: Damage to cars at 5-year high, says AA Report

• Read more: Potholes: £12 million for East Midlands councils to take ‘immediate’ action on roads

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