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#1 kenworthy

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

Anyone still think we have it bad here? 

 

 

s this the worst road in Europe? Try this terrifying video from the potholed 'motorways' of Ukraine where drivers hit speeds of 100mph 

  • Huge amount of snow on the roads caused melting water to penetrate Ukraine's poorly constructed roads, creating potholes of various sizes
  • Cars switching to the other side of the road to avoid a tyre blowout
  • Many of the roads remain from before the Soviet fall 

ear impossible experience for many drivers in Ukraine.

The country's road network is a mass of gaping caverns caused by ever-expanding pot holes. 

A video posted on YouTube has revealed how much drivers are forced to slow down as they navigate a bumpy road connecting two major Ukrainian cities.

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Dangerous: A video posted on YouTube has revealed how much drivers are forced to slow down as they navigate a bumpy road connecting two major Ukrainian cities

 
 
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Treacherous: A lorry can be seen weaving in and out and switching to the other side of the road in an attempt to avoid a tyre blowout

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Bumpy ride: A video posted on YouTube has revealed how much drivers are forced to slow down as they navigate a bumpy road connecting two major Ukrainian cities

 

 
 

Cars can be seen weaving in and out and switching to the other side of the road in an attempt to avoid a tyre blowout.

 

 

At one point a lorry is on the same path as the car which is filming the road and comes perilously close. 

The road was apparently reconstructed a few years ago in preparation for Ukraine hosting Euro 2012. 

Temperature changes and the huge amount of snow on the roads cause melting water to penetrate the country's poorly constructed roads, creating gaping holes of various sizes. 

 
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Precarious drive: Temperature changes and the snow on the roads caused melting water to penetrate Ukraine's poorly constructed roads, creating potholes of various sizes

 

 
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Bumpy road: Cars can be seen in a slow procession as they weave in and out of the potholes

 

Although driving through the capital Kyiv’s main thoroughfares is relatively easy, the problems begin for drivers outside these well-surfaced and signposted routes. 

A series of roads were revamped for the Euro 2012 last year after Ukraine was one of the host nations. 

Despite recent developments, much of Ukraine's appearance is still very much dominated by reminders of its Soviet past - everything from the buildings and the roads to the parks and the  infrastructure was created by the Soviet Union. 

VIDEO Motorway potholes strike fear into drivers...
 
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Condition: Generally, roads in Ukraine outside major urban areas are in poor condition and are poorly lit

 
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Past: Despite recent developments, much of Ukraine's appearance is still very much dominated by reminders of its Soviet past

There are many towns that look almost the same as before the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. 

But change is still pushing forward and this month Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov instructed the government to focus on repairs of roads in Ukraine.

'We should focus our resources and efforts on immediate repairs of the most damaged areas,' he said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Ukraine plans to build about 2,000 km of roads in 2013-2018, according to the Kyiv Post. 

Roads will have appropriate road infrastructure, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry has said.

Nearly 30,000 km of public roads, mainly those leading to the major cities, as well as the highways with the most intensive vehicular traffic, will be repaired.

 



Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz2LIEcRIpw 

Video on web site! 


Edited by kenworthy, 18 February 2013 - 10:40 PM.


#2 intheblitz

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

Sorry, where was this again? The A12 or the A127.

 

It won't be long if Essex Highways keep up with the "gob in a pothole" initiative..............






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