Potholes should be election issue, says The Fuelcard Company
The move follows new research suggesting that the nation’s roads are in their worst condition for decades. According to an Ipsos MORI poll carried out across Britain for the RAC Foundation, a significant 77% of UK residents say road damage and potholes are a major issue in their area.
A total of 52% claim dissatisfaction with the condition of roads is at its highest level for ten years while 58% said road repairs and maintenance should be a priority for the incoming government on 7 May.
Jakes de Kock, marketing director at The Fuelcard Company, said: 'These results from the RAC underline just how strong many drivers feel about the condition of our roads, and after a long hard winter, all that thawing ice has left our roads in an even worse condition. Road maintenance is among the most basic of motoring issues and yet it is one that gets little attention from either the media or politicians.'
He added: 'With a general election looming, now is the time for Britain’s motorists to vote for change. We should not have to navigate our way around a cratered landscape of holes and cracks, and insurance firms should not have to foot the bill when these pot holes cause damage to our vehicles’ suspension or tyres. Ultimately, of course, it is us the drivers who pay for this through our premiums. It’s time that road maintenance was given the political priority it deserves.'