Commenting on figures released today that show how traffic increased still further in 2016, RAC roads policy spokesman Nick Lyes said:
“These figures underline the importance in having a road network that is truly fit for purpose – and a reminder to whoever forms the next government that investment must be sustained to support further economic growth, and to provide roads that deliver safe, reliable journeys for every UK motorist.
“Local roads are also seeing traffic growth and many are struggling to cope with a depressing combination of congestion and potholes. This is a constant source of frustration for millions of private and business motorists every day. The RAC believes that a strategic plan which includes longer term, ring-fenced funding is needed and that it recognises the vital role local roads play in moving people and goods around the country.”