Committee backs commitment by the Department for Transport to press the Treasury long-term funding plan to fix local roads.
In the last year there fewer pothole breakdowns have taken place than in Q2 2019.
Road funding cuts could pay for 8 million pothole repairs, says LGA
Long-term funding settlement essential to local roads maintenance, says Transport Select Committee.
RAC patrols attended fewer pothole-related breakdowns in the first three months of 2019 than they have in any first quarter for three years.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling announces extra £50m for councils for potholes and flood resilience as well as £151m to reward best practice.
Local authorities are filling a pothole every 17 seconds, but still paid out £6.9m in pothole compensation claims, according to this year’s ALARM survey.
The Asphalt Industry Alliance’s says that over the past decade, cash-strapped local authorities have spent more than £1bn on simply filling in potholes.
RAC patrols dealt with 1,714 breakdowns in the last three months of 2018 that were more than likely caused by potholes or poor road surfaces.
Local highway authorities (LHAs) across the country are increasingly adopting the ‘risk-based’ approach to fixing roads, says the RAC Foundation.
There was a 44% increase in number of potholes reported to councils in the past two years, says the RAC.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to announce an additional £420 million to tackle the growing pothole problem in this afternoon’s Budget.
The RAC dealt with 14,220 breakdowns in the past year, where the likely cause was pothole damage – this represents 1.5% of all its call-outs during this period.
A new inquiry into the funding and governance of local roads in England has been launched by the Transport Committee.
RAC patrols dealt with more pothole-related breakdowns from April to June, than in any other second quarter since 2015.
Pothole insurance claims for the first four months of 2018 already equals those for the whole of last year, data from the AA reveals.
The number of business drivers claiming damages attributed to potholes has risen by 40% since 2016.
The effects of a harsh winter have taken their toll on UK roads, with breakdowns caused by potholes in the first quarter of 2018 the third highest since 2006.
The dire state of British roads has led to 85% of drivers fearing for the safety of themselves and other road users, according to new research from AA Cars.
A further £100 million is being given to councils to help repair potholes following recent bad weather and to protect local roads from future severe weather.
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