An ambitious bunch of scientists have suggested that in the future the potholes in Britain’s roads could be fixed by an army of drones . One set of drones could identify the faults whilst another set of drones could fix the holes with an ‘attatched 3D printer’ . This idea was first put forward several years ago . It is the job of the local council to fix any potholes in their area , the local council also has to pay in the event of ‘damage by pothole’ to a car , a double whammy , for the taxpayer that is .
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It would take an army of drones , a very big army , to fix all of the potholes . The reality is that there are simply too many roads in the UK and too much traffic . An extremely short sighted policy of rail network closures in the 1960’s led to a glut of cars on the roads , with the added bonus of extra road and fuel taxes for the government , taxes which were no doubt sqaundered . Then there was privatisation of the rail network , as usual public assets were sold off to a wealthy group of investors and individuals , always at the expense of then public who actually paid for the rail network in the first place .
It now appears that there are calls for the rail network to be brought back into the public sector , at least partially .
Either way , the taxpayer always loses , a select few get rich .
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