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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 ‘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.

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

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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 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 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

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National Pothole Day

National Pothole Day

Events   •   Jan 05, 2016 15:50 GMT

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RAC Parliamentary Newsletter #17 - January 2017

In this month’s newsletter, we discuss the latest state of our local roads and what motorists really think about driverless vehicles. There is also the latest news from RAC Fuel Watch and a round-up of RAC activity and advice around the UK.

RAC Parliamentary Newsletter #8 - January 2016

In this month's newsletter we focus on the safety of smart motorways, and the RAC's latest pothole related breakdown figures.

RAC Parliamentary Newsletter #5 - October 2015

In this month’s newsletter, we focus on the RAC's 2015 Report on Motoring, our calls for action, as well as our response to the Consumer Rights Act 2015, the ban on smoking in vehicles with minors, and Early Day Motion 390.