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The pothole problem in England is getting worse as road repair costs continue to rise

The pothole problem in England is getting worse as road repair costs continue to rise

Nicholas Lies, head of road policy at the RAC, criticized short-term repair policies: “Repairs are often a ‘sticker’ and their quality is dictated by what each municipality deems necessary and what money can afford. We’ve been lucky to get two mild winters in a row, but the roads are breaking up. Only the absence of snow and ice prevents them from collapsing.

But with the arrival of winter, snow and ice have already fallen. That and tighter budgets mean more potholes. According to the RAC, potholes are already high on drivers’ list of concerns and 86% of respondents to the company’s 2022 motoring report said they should drive to avoid potholes on many occasions.

Its findings are supported by the AA, which says it dealt with 225 extra calls a day related to punctures and damaged wheels caused by potholes in the first two weeks of November.

AA President Edmund King said: “[This] It’s shocking and gets worse when the weather gets colder.

A second bright spot on the horizon is the government’s promise in July to introduce measures to penalize utility and construction companies that leave roads in poor condition after street works are completed.

Nicholas Lies, head of road policy at the RAC, criticized short-term repair policies: “Repairs are often a ‘sticker’ and their quality is dictated by what each municipality deems necessary and what money can afford. We’ve been lucky to get two mild winters in a row, but the roads are breaking up. Only the absence of snow and ice prevents them from collapsing.

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But with the arrival of winter, snow and ice have already fallen. That and tighter budgets mean more potholes. According to the RAC, potholes are already high on drivers’ list of concerns and 86% of respondents to the company’s 2022 motoring report said they should drive to avoid potholes on many occasions.

Its findings are supported by the AA, which says it dealt with 225 extra calls a day related to punctures and damaged wheels caused by potholes in the first two weeks of November.

AA President Edmund King said: “[This] It’s shocking and gets worse when the weather gets colder.

A second bright spot on the horizon is the government’s promise in July to introduce measures to penalize utility and construction companies that leave roads in poor condition after street works are completed.