Pothole breakdowns up by a third – AA

The AA is reporting it’s dealing with a third more pothole-related breakdowns than it did two years ago.

The Daily Telegraph quotes Chief Executive Jakob Pfaudler, welcoming a promised £8bn in spending on pothole repairs, saying it would be appreciated by his customers.

There were around 35,000 pothole-related breakdowns in 2021, but more than 50,000 in the year to April 2023.

Mr Pfaudler told the newspaper: “We were pleased that there’s investment in road infrastructure, particularly potholes, that’s something our members are very concerned about.”

The paper says Mr Pfaudler was speaking as the AA, which attends 10,000 breakdowns a day, said its revenues had risen by 8pc to £524m in the six months to July.

(Picture – Highways News)


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