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ROAD MAINTENANCE SURVEY: COUNCILS IN FOR A TAXING TIME

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Local authorities are being criticised by motorists for not keeping local roads up to scratch, according to a new s...
Local authorities are being criticised by motorists for not keeping local roads up to scratch, according to a new survey.

Councils responsible for roads in their regions are likely to have even more of a hard time with road maintenance problems in the wake of yet another wet winter, which often causes more potholes and other types of damage to the nation's roads.

Breakdown service Autonational Rescue asked drivers how much they agreed or disagreed with the positive statement: 'My local authority is very good at keeping my local roads in good condition.'

But nationally 49% of motorists strongly disagreed with that and a further 18% slightly disagreed (67% in total).

Just six per cent strongly agreed with the statement.

Across the UK, local councils in the Scottish Borders (where 80% strongly disagreed), North East (65%) and Wales and the South West (61%) came under even greater criticism.

The most satisfied motorists in the UK, when it comes to the state of the local roads, are in London (where just 32% disagreed that their councils were doing a good job).

The survey was undertaken for Autonational by RSGB Omnibus.

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