Sheffield named as city with worst roads

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Compensation claims launched after road traffic accidents are likely to be more common in Sheffield than other cities in the UK.

That is if new figures from the Department of Transport are anything to go by, as data from the government has revealed that roads in the Yorkshire city are in a worse state than any other urban area across the country, the Sheffield Star reports.

According to statistics collated by the government department, eight per cent of the conurbation's highways are in a "poor" condition due to the presence of potholes and other hazards.

Councillor Leigh Bramall, cabinet member of transport at Sheffield Council, told the news source: "The statistics are no surprise but we are putting a huge sum of money into the highways network."

Meanwhile, Len Hadfield, former secretary of the Sheffield Institute of Advanced Motorists, said it has been widely known for a number of years that officials in Sheffield have been under-spending on the city's road network.

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07/06/2012 16:32