I've known roads which were just a series of "pot-holes linked together with strips of tarmac". Would the inspector therefore develop repetitive strain injury through the process and end up suing the council ? :o))
In this instance, taken out of context it does read humerous, and I realise the comment was made tongue in cheek, joking aside who else would you report the problem too?
The Highway agency was created on 30 March 1994. It has responsibility for operating the strategic road network in England which consists of most of our motorways and also the important A roads, around 6,500 miles. Most lower grade roads are remain the responsibility of local authorities.
Best part, if it was a comedy show nobody would believe it.
In Sheffield we have someone to inspect the holes, he then paints a yellow line round the hole, goes back to depot to inform the team responsible for filling in the holes where they are.
It then takes 3 people to come out in their flatbed to fill in the holes on their list, if another hole has appeared near the painted one they are not allowed to fill it in because it's not got a yellow line round it.
This is a shortened version of events,
They are not allowed to report the hole as being there, that is up to a member of the public in case it looks as though they are creating work for themselves, you have to phone the department of works who will then send an engineer out to see if it meets the requirements to be filled in.
I had this discussion when they came to fill in some holes on our road, and I walked away in disbelief.