Mud on roads can be dangerous for cyclists, motorcyclists, cars and other vehicles. It can also block drains and gullies, leading to localised flooding.
It’s against the law to leave mud on public roads. Farmers and other vehicle operators who drop mud on the road must clean up after themselves. If they don’t, they could be liable for any accidents that are caused by the mud.
If a problem with mud on a road is reported to us, we’ll investigate and try to contact those responsible for them to fix the problem.
If we have to clean the road then we are legally entitled to recover reasonable expenses from the person responsible for the mud.