Desperate state of UK roads highlighted as RAC records sharpest quarterly rise in pothole-related breakdowns on record
Breakdowns most likely caused by potholes now at a three-year high, following a colder-than-average winter
RAC data shows drivers still fell foul of potholes in late 2020 despite lower traffic volumes
RAC marks National Pothole Day with stark warning about the long-term health of local roads
Poor state of local roads is number-one concern for drivers despite drop in car use in the pandemic
More than twice as many drivers unhappy about poor signage visibility compared to last year and sharp increase in drivers complaining about roadside litter; RAC sees highest third-quarter percentage of pothole-related breakdowns for five years
Pothole-related call-outs persist during coronavirus lockdown despite 60% drop in traffic
The RAC is surprised the proportion of pothole breakdowns did not reduce more during this period
Pothole-related breakdowns jump in first three months of 2020
RAC patrols rescued more motorists whose vehicles may have fallen victim to potholes in the first three months of 2020 than during the same period last year.
RAC patrols attended 20% more pothole breakdowns in Q4 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier
The last quarter of 2019 saw an increase in the number of pothole-related breakdowns compared to the same period in 2018
RAC patrols deal with fewer ‘pothole call-outs’ in Q2 2019
12 months to June 2019 sees the lowest number of pothole breakdowns attended by the RAC since Q3 2007
RAC patrols dealt with fewer pothole-related breakdowns in first quarter of 2019 than in the same period last year
The RAC believes the absence of harsh winter weather in much of the country alongside extra funding for councils in the Chancellor’s Budget has prevented further deterioration of road surfaces.
RAC patrols attend 1,714 pothole-related breakdowns in Q4 2018
Despite the generally mild start to winter RAC patrols still dealt with more than 1,700 breakdowns in the last three months of 2018 that were more than likely caused by potholes or poor road surfaces.
Drivers more than twice as likely to breakdown due to hitting a pothole than 12 years ago
The latest findings from the RAC show that drivers continue to suffer from the blight of poor quality roads
RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high
The second three months of 2018 led to RAC patrols dealing with more pothole-related breakdowns than in any other second quarter since 2015.