JCB joins new partnership as pothole damage hits new high

JCB has joined a new partnership which has been launched by road users and industry to help tackle the scourge of potholes as shock new figures show pothole damage to vehicles has hit a five year high. The research by the AA – released on National Pothole Day – shows that the motoring organisation dealt […]

LGA responds to Pothole Partnership plan and AA figures on pothole claims

The Local Government Association (LGA) responds to a five-point plan by the Pothole Partnership and AA figures showing pothole-related incidents reached a five-year high Responding to a five-point plan by the Pothole Partnership and AA figures showing pothole-related incidents reached a five-year high, Cllr Darren Rodwell, transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association, said: “Councils […]

Wet July saw more rise in report in breakdowns as a result of potholes, says AA

Car breakdowns due to potholes soared in July as repairs slowed during one of the wettest months on record, figures show. The AA motoring organisation said call-outs for car damage from potholes rose by almost 20% compared with last July. Wet weather meant drivers often could not see the potholes while repair efforts by councils […]

Pothole breakdowns on the road increase by 29% says AA

The AA attended more than 52,000 pothole related breakdowns in April 2023, a 29% increase compared to the same time last year*. On average 1,735 drivers a day had their vehicle damaged due to the imperfections on the nation’s roads. The first four months of 2023 saw pothole breakdowns rise by a quarter (23%) compared […]

AA president calls for more accessible charge points for electric vehicles

Electric vehicle charging posts need to be more accessible for the one in five people with disabilities, according to the AA president, addressing the EV infrastructure summit today. The call is supported by the vast majority of the 17,302 drivers who responded to an AA Yonder survey* last year. 73% say charge post spaces should […]

AA encourages “park and cycle” schemes

The AA is calling for park-and-cycle schemes to be set up on the outskirts of cities to help people avoid public transport but keep traffic moving. President of the AA Edmund King says it’s vital to support people who have to drive to work, telling the Daily Telegraph, “It’s fine to say, walk and cycle […]

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