- RAC Foundation‘s report highlights number one gripe amongst drivers to be the sorry state of Britain’s local roads
- Report also states the problem is unlikely to be overcome in the foreseeable future, impacting on local businesses, the economy and local road users
The RAC Foundation’s report has highlighted the terrible state of our local roads and has stressed that the scale of the problem outweighs the government funding, meaning that the condition of local roads is ‘likely to worsen creating negative economic and social impact’.
The report has also shown that the state of Britain’s local roads is the number one gripe amongst drivers, with half of the respondents believing that the condition of the roads has deteriorated in the last 12 months.
Responding, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, Michael Dugher MP, said: “This report highlights once again what a desperate state our local roads have got to under the Tories and their abject failure to fix pothole Britain.
“Over 2,200 more miles of our local roads need maintenance work compared to 2010 and now the condition of our local roads is set to get even worse. This is costing motorists, but it also hits small businesses and endangers all road users, including cyclists and bikers.
“Ministers are just not listening to motorists’ concerns. They promised they would fix our local roads and the pothole crisis, but it was just all talk. Road users have understandably had enough of their failure and broken promises.”