The number of vehicles requiring recovery due to pothole damage has increased rapidly according to the RAC.
AIA says additional £2.5bn pothole pledge will not be enough to plug the gap in local road maintenance budgets, let alone the rising backlog of repairs.
The average bill for each of those motorists affected over the last year was £115, covering repairs to components such as tyres, suspension and wheels.
The Government is making nearly £1 million of investment available to fund scientists, innovators, academics and tech-focused start-ups to research new ways to future proof the UK’s roads.
The Government has awarded 32 local authorities a share of £93.4 million to repair roads and bridges.
Drivers could see a 16% increase in potholes over the next 10 years, without the Government’s promised investment of £500m per year, new research reveals.
CPC says that connected vehicle data has the potential to end the scourge of potholes, improve driver behaviour and reduce the impact of incidents on UK roads.
The RAC saw a 20% upturn in pothole-related breakdowns in the last quarter of 2019, compared to the same period the year before.
On in four drivers have had their car damaged by a speedhump or pothole, according to new research by Insurethegap.com.
Growing resentment as poor state of roads do not reflect level of motoring taxes being paid, says RAC
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.
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