Leeds road tops bumpiest road poll

The UK's bumpiest road has been revealed to be a city street with a "giant crater".

The unwanted accolade has been awarded to Station Road in Leeds which has "a giant crater around a sunken grate" according to survey by Continental Tyres.

The road has sparked numerous complaints from residents and reports to the local council for endangering car users and cyclists alike.

Unfortunate drivers in Lancaster have to contend with two streets which are featured in the top 10 bumpiest routes - Scotforth Road (in 7th place) and Owen Road (10th).

The second most-bumpy road was Castle Street, near Paisley in Scotland "which is covered with several hundred metres of deep holes and lumps".

Third was Mill Avenue in Hillingdon, north-west London, "which features dangerous potholes up to half a metre wide. Fourth was Waldegrave Road in Richmond, south west London, with Grove Park Terrace in Hounslow, west London, fifth.

Roger Sanders, technical expert at Continental Tyres, said: "Road conditions have a huge effect on the performance and safety of tyres. Impact with pothole edges or sunken grates can cause severe tyre damage which could lead to dangerous blow-outs on the road.

"It is vital that motorists slow down when driving in areas where the road surface is obviously deteriorating to give them time to avoid potholes or lessen the effects of an impact."

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