CINCINNATI – Pothole problems? Have no fear.
AAA estimates that potholes cost drivers around $3 billion every year. Driving the speed limit, maintaining a safe following distance and keeping tires properly inflated are all ways to avoid damage when hitting a pothole, said AAA Cincinnati spokeswoman Cheryl Parker.
But sometimes, pothole damage is unavoidable. Luckily, drivers have some options to help pay for pothole damage.
One common misconception is if your car is damaged on the interstate, the city will cover the cost of repairs.
“The interstates are not under our responsibility,” Director of Cincinnati Public Services Gerald Checco said. “The interstates are being maintained and operated by the Ohio Department of Transportation. If we have potholes or other issues like guardrail issues or whatever, than the state of Ohio takes care of interstates.”
If you're in Cincinnati and a pothole damages your car, it has to be previously reported for the city to pay for the damage.
In Kentucky drivers can report a pothole at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website or call 1-800-PATCHIT.
In addition to reporting it to the city, submit it in the map below, so we can investigate and work to help get them fixed.