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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 warns of more snow and ice and a growing risk of potholes

RAC warns of more snow and ice and a growing risk of potholes

News   •   Dec 27, 2017 14:43 GMT

The RAC expects to attend over 9,000 motorists today as the winter weather bites and hundreds of new potholes are appearing across the UK

RAC comment on Government plans to charge utility companies for digging up roads

RAC comment on Government plans to charge utility companies for digging up roads

News   •   Sep 01, 2017 22:30 BST

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to charge utility companies by the hour for digging up roads and give local authorities great powers to coordinate roadworks.

RAC data shows road quality has worsened despite mild weather

RAC data shows road quality has worsened despite mild weather

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC patrols dealt with more pothole pothole-related call-outs in Q2 2017 than in the same period in 2016, attending 3,565 motorists whose vehicles had suffered broken suspension springs, damaged shock absorbers or distorted wheels. Condition of UK roads still vulnerable to extreme weather

Condition of local roads on a knife-edge as RAC sees surprise increase in first quarter pothole-related breakdowns

Condition of local roads on a knife-edge as RAC sees surprise increase in first quarter pothole-related breakdowns

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 00:01 BST

The RAC’s familiar orange patrols attended 63% more pothole-related breakdowns in the first quarter of 2017 than they did over the same period in in 2016

RAC reacts to LGA warning that heavier vehicles are likely to cause surge in pothole levels

RAC reacts to LGA warning that heavier vehicles are likely to cause surge in pothole levels

News   •   Feb 21, 2017 11:42 GMT

We welcome the call to address the national disgrace of potholes. However, the suggestion that bigger lorries are a major factor in the surge of potholes is something of a red herring.

RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’ rise in last quarter of year  for first time since 2013

RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’ rise in last quarter of year for first time since 2013

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 00:01 GMT

The number of pothole-related breakdowns attended by RAC patrols from October to December 2016 gave rise to the first fourth quarter increase in this type of problem since 2013.

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

Europe’s roads are paved with gold in the eyes of British motorists

Europe’s roads are paved with gold in the eyes of British motorists

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2016 00:01 BST

Almost a fifth of motorists surveyed by RAC European Breakdown said they chose to drive to the continent simply because of the better quality roads

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

Potholes and congestion top Brit bosses’ business bugbears

Potholes and congestion top Brit bosses’ business bugbears

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2016 00:01 BST

Damage to vehicles due to potholes and sitting in congested traffic are the top business bugbears for companies that run fleets, according to new research by RAC Business*.

RAC reacts to Asphalt Industry Alliance’s Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey

RAC reacts to Asphalt Industry Alliance’s Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey

News   •   Mar 23, 2016 00:05 GMT

Despite allocated funding the condition of local roads in England appears to be getting worse rather than better

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.

Autumn Statement reaction: Roads investment and potholes

Autumn Statement reaction: Roads investment and potholes

News   •   Nov 25, 2015 14:19 GMT

David Bizley, RAC chief engineer, responds to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement announcements on roads investment and potholes

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.