In 21 council areas 30% of the local road network was estimated to be worn-out. The cause was said to be a fall in maintenance spending in real terms of £2.1 billion from 1996-97. Yet local authorities are understood to be paying out almost £1 million a week in compensation to motorists and pedestrians for vehicle damage or personal injury caused by poorly maintained roads.
Road conditions reach all-time low
27/06/2000 in NEWS