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Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC saw a doubling in the proportion of pothole-related breakdowns between the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 23:59 GMT

To mark National Pothole Day the RAC publishes an online ‘Guide to the Great British Pothole and Other Road Surface Defects'

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 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

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 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.

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.

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