RAC Interactive Road Map- The State of our Roads
The state of our roads
The condition and maintenance of Britain’s local roads continue to disappoint many of Britain’s drivers. The RAC’s Report on Motoring has found that 51% of road-users think local road conditions have worsened in the past year.
While it may not be road users biggest concern – mobile phone use takes top spot – 33% of those surveyed still rank it as a top four concern.
The following stats, illustrated by the Report on Motoring Interactive Map, show road-users worries when it comes to potholes and congestion.
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- In 2017 10% of drivers say that the state of local roads is the most important issue, down from 14% 12 months ago.
- While 51% of motorists think local road conditions have worsened in the past year, the same proportion as in 2016. At present, only 7% say conditions have improved – down from 9% last year
- The East Anglian region returned the highest percentage (63%) of motorists who stated that potholes had got worse in their area.
- While 59% of motorists in Greater London said that road conditions (potholes) had stayed the same.
- 61% of drivers say motorway congestion levels have risen in the past 12 months
- 11% of business drivers say this is their number-one concern.
- Meanwhile, more than a quarter of all drivers (26%) say congestion is a top-four concern.
- A majority of drivers think that congestion has increased on high speed dual carriageways (57%), urban A roads (58%) and other urban routes (55%)
- Top three reason why motorists think congestion levels have increased in towns and cities in the last 12 months:
- More vehicles on the road (65%)
- More roadworks (54%)
- More trucks and delivery vehicles blocking roads (36%)
“The decline in overall concern about potholes and the state of local roads could simply be a result of motorists becoming accustomed or resigned to road surfaces being in poor repair. This has certainly been an issue for some time now.” David Bizley, Chief Engineer, RAC