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RAC welcomes inquiry into poor state of local roads

RAC welcomes inquiry into poor state of local roads

News   •   Aug 01, 2018 13:16 BST

The Transport Committee has announced a a new inquiry into the funding and governance of local roads in England. Local roads comprise over 97% of total road network length and carry two-thirds of motor traffic and almost all cyclist movements.

RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high

RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:14 BST

The second three months of 2018 led to RAC patrols dealing with more pothole-related breakdowns than in any other second quarter since 2015.

RAC reaction to the Chancellor's Spring Statement

RAC reaction to the Chancellor's Spring Statement

News   •   Mar 13, 2018 13:28 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to the Spring Statement, delivered by the Chancellor today (Tuesday)

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 23:59 GMT

To mark National Pothole Day the RAC publishes an online ‘Guide to the Great British Pothole and Other Road Surface Defects'

Quality of UK roads hangs in the balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise

Quality of UK roads hangs in the balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC patrols attended 11% more breakdowns that could be attributed to potholes in the last quarter of 2017 than in the same period in 2016, according to new data used to compile the RAC’s Pothole Index.

RAC responds to LGA potholes warning: long-term approach needed to tackle the crisis

RAC responds to LGA potholes warning: long-term approach needed to tackle the crisis

News   •   Jan 07, 2017 00:01 GMT

The RAC comments on a new analysis by the Local Government Association on the scale of the UK's pothole problem

RAC comments on Audit Scotland report on roads

RAC comments on Audit Scotland report on roads

News   •   Aug 04, 2016 00:01 BST

The RAC's road policy spokesman reacts to the new report out today

Study shows pothole-related breakdowns double in 10 years

Study shows pothole-related breakdowns double in 10 years

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2016 00:01 BST

Data of the RAC’s pothole-related call-outs provides strong evidence that the quality of Britain’s roads has deteriorated

RAC comments on Scottish council's decision to redefine pothole size

RAC comments on Scottish council's decision to redefine pothole size

News   •   Mar 09, 2016 10:21 GMT

The RAC reacts to news that Perth and Kinross Council plans to change its definition of a pothole in an effort to repair fewer

RAC sees 24% rise in vehicles damaged by potholes

RAC sees 24% rise in vehicles damaged by potholes

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

Coinciding with National Pothole Day, the RAC reports that ​Britain’s potholed roads have led to a 24% year-on-year rise in the number of call-outs to vehicles likely to have suffered damaged.

RAC Report on Motoring 2015: State of local roads named number one motoring concern

RAC Report on Motoring 2015: State of local roads named number one motoring concern

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2015 00:10 BST

Fixing local roads top spending priority but scale of problem outweighs government funding Condition of local roads likely to worsen creating negative economic and social impact

RAC reports 82% increase in ‘pothole’ breakdowns

RAC reports 82% increase in ‘pothole’ breakdowns

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2015 11:12 GMT

Despite the last two winters being relatively mild for much of Britain, analysis of RAC breakdowns has revealed there are signs that Britain’s roads are still not in as good a condition as they should be.