The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £500 million to local authorities in England for highways maintenance.
Potholes are perceived by motorists to be a more significant concern on the road, overtaking texting and drink-driving as a worsening problem, finds IAM RoadSmart.
RAC patrols attended almost 1,500 call-outs in the last three months of 2020 for pothole related breakdowns, despite reduced traffic volumes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
A study by Citroen UK has revealed the best and worst maintained local roads across the country.
Deliveroo, Uber, Tesco and Ocado will help identify hot-spots for pothole repairs in a data-driven review launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).
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.
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