United Kingdom's road repair crisis

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In 2013, the breakdown service Britannia Rescue reported that potholes now “take up a total area of 295 square miles (764 square km) in Britain – more than twice the size of the Isle of Wight”.[1]

The United Kingdom's pothole epidemic could cost £9bn and a decade to solve.[2]

A 2016 UK Automobile Association study found that 32% of UK drivers have experienced vehicle damage caused by potholes in the last two years.[3]

In 2018, UK roads ranked were ranked 27th in the world which was a ranking below Chile and Cyprus.[4]

Britain's road repair crisis

The Week reported: "The AA’s insurance chief, Janet Connor, has described Britain’s broken roads as “nothing short of a national disgrace.”[5]

Britain's pothole crisis is costing drivers and insurance firms at least £1m per month.[6]

In 2013, Britain had one pothole in every mile of road.[7] In 2013, the breakdown service Britannia Rescue reported that potholes now “take up a total area of 295 square miles (764 square km) in Britain – more than twice the size of the Isle of Wight”.[8]

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  1. POTHOLE PANDEMIC COSTING BRITISH TAXPAYER £MILLIONS, WheelWright
  2. Pothole HELL: UK motorists let down as pothole crisis could cost £9bn & a DECADE to solve, Express, 2018
  3. How big is the pothole problem?
  4. UK roads ranked worse than Chile and Cyprus in global survey, Motors.co.uk
  5. Britain’s broken roads cost drivers £1m a month, The Week, 2018
  6. Britain’s broken roads cost drivers £1m a month
  7. POTHOLE PANDEMIC COSTING BRITISH TAXPAYER £MILLIONS, WheelWright
  8. POTHOLE PANDEMIC COSTING BRITISH TAXPAYER £MILLIONS, WheelWright