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RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high

RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:14 BST

The second three months of 2018 led to RAC patrols dealing with more pothole-related breakdowns than in any other second quarter since 2015.

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.

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Statement on AIA ALARM road maintenance report

Statement on AIA ALARM road maintenance report

News   •   Mar 20, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes argues that the latest survey out today shows just why a new means of funding road maintenance is needed in the UK

RAC warns of more snow and ice and a growing risk of potholes

RAC warns of more snow and ice and a growing risk of potholes

News   •   Dec 27, 2017 14:43 GMT

The RAC expects to attend over 9,000 motorists today as the winter weather bites and hundreds of new potholes are appearing across the UK

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.

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National Pothole Day

National Pothole Day

Events   •   Jan 05, 2016 15:50 GMT

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RAC Guide to the Great British Pothole and Other Road Surface Defects

Potholes are a menace to all road users. They create a totally unnecessary road safety danger and cost motorists thousands in expensive repairs. This guide makes a tongue-in-cheek but serious point to the Government: give local authorities enough money to bring all the UK’s roads up to a fit-for-purpose standard. 5p a litre from existing fuel duty revenue over 5 years would raise £12bn.

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.

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