The poor condition of Britain’s local roads is laid bare by new figures from the RAC which show its patrols went out to more than 8,100 pothole breakdowns between April and June 2023, the highest number in five years.(more…)
The number of UK vehicles with illegal or near-illegal tyre tread depth has soared in 12 months, new figures indicate.(more…)
Damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels – issues most likely caused by poor road surfaces – accounted for more call-outs than in any other three-month period from January to March 2021.(more…)
Success for national pothole campaign as Chancellor announces £200m funding to improve Britain’s roads
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is set to announce a new £200m funding scheme to help tackle the plague of potholes on roads across Britain.
Started by the Daily Mail, the campaign to help improve Britain’s roads will see more than four million potholes filled in.
Drivers are being warned to expect a surge in potholes due to the large amount of rain that fell either side of December’s freezing temperatures.(more…)
AA patrols have been attending an extra 225 pothole-related breakdowns each day during November.(more…)
Six-in-10 drivers believe that the state of the local roads they used frequently is worse than a year ago, a new survey has found.(more…)
The “plague of potholes” will be addressed in new Government measures created to penalise companies responsible for leaving damage on roads after carrying out street works.(more…)
The cost of fixing the UK’s pothole problem now tops £12 billion, compounded by rising inflation, according to a new report.(more…)
Pothole-related breakdowns have reached a three-year high, new figures show.(more…)
A ‘golden opportunity’ to catch up on much-needed road repairs has been missed, according to the RAC.(more…)
Motorists’ biggest concern in 2020 was the poor state of local roads, according to new research.(more…)
Thousands of drivers suffered pothole-related breakdowns between April and June despite traffic volumes plummeting amid the coronavirus lockdown, new figures show.(more…)
The Department for Transport is pushing the Treasury to guarantee local road funding for several years at a time instead of annually.
Councils are being bombarded with pothole complaints, with new figures revealing that local authorities receive one every 46 seconds.(more…)
MPs have called for a front-loaded, five-year funding settlement to tackle the ‘extreme state of disrepair of the English local road network’.(more…)
More than 11 million drivers were affected by potholes last year, with the resulting vehicle damage costing the country a staggering £1.2 billion. That’s according to a study by Kwik Fit.(more…)
More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities for repair last year, according to new research.(more…)