‘Filling in potholes no substitute for modernising roads’ – LeasePlan
A report from the AA shows that more than three-quarters (76 per cent) of UK drivers want all potholes filled within a week and 18 per cent want potholes to be filled within 24 hours of them appearing. LeasePlan UK’s managing director, Matt Dyer, has reacted to the story, outlining that the government needs to provide a better connected and dynamic infrastructure that suits both the needs of people and businesses.
“Filling in potholes is no substitute for modernising Britain’s road network. Part of the reason why there are so many potholes, in the first place, is because the roads are aged and decrepit.
“Following an earlier announcement from the Office of Rail and Road that the quality of roads has fallen below previously agreed targets, the Government needs to provide better connected and more dynamic infrastructure that suits both the needs of people and businesses.
“The vehicle rental and leasing industry contributes around £25 billion a year to the UK economy and in 2016 the leasing industry accounted for more than half the number of new cars registered on the road. UK businesses have suffered from road congestion and pitted surfaces for decades – these roads are vital for the businesses that will power the country through challenging economic circumstances.”