Budget 2018: Philip Hammond’s roads spending and motoring plans ahead of Brexit


Chancellor Phillip Hammond has outlined his latest Budget and there is some good news for motorists.
Risk of breakdowns caused by pothole damage doubles in 12 years

Risk of pothole damage doubles in 12 years


According to the RAC, over 14,000 call-outs it's received in the last 12 months have been due to breakdowns caused by damage from potholes.
AA says Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot pothole to pass test

The AA: Learners should be able to spot potholes


Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot and handle potholes to gain a licence, according to the AA.

Potholes a "national disgrace" says AA


A rise in the number of potholes has led to more claims for damage being made in the first four months of the year than the whole of 2017.
Councils cut pothole payouts to drivers by using loophole

Councils cut pothole payouts to drivers


Councils are avoiding paying compensation to drivers whose cars have been damaged by potholes by insisting that the roads in question were schedu
Pothole damage to cars doubles in first three months of 2018

Pothole damage to cars doubles


The number of cars damaged by potholes has almost doubled since the start of the year, adding to anger over Britain’s crumbling roads.
HOW A POTHOLE IS FORMED AND REPAIRED

Video: How a pothole is formed ... and repaired


Patching up a pothole doesn't take long, as this video proves, so why is it that the UK's road network is crumbling?
Potholes cost British drivers £1.7bn a year in repairs

Potholes cost British drivers £1.7bn a year


British drivers spend a staggering £1.7bn a year repairing damage to their vehicles caused by potholes, according to new figures.
Red alert: pothole plague means 25,000 miles of road rated dangerous

Potholes mean 25,000 miles of road rated dangerous


Nearly 25,000 miles of Britain’s roads have been issued with a red alert, meaning they will become dangerous by the end of the year if repairs ar
Reader Letters: Red lights, traffic calming, driving in France, diesel dongles and a cardinal rule

Reader Letters: Red mist and diesel dongles


"Jim Murray asks why he shouldn’t drive through an empty pelican crossing on red. One reason would be that..."
Reader Letters: New road tax, diesel riddle, headlight flashing, priorité à droit, Smart cars, red lights, plastic Clarkson and potholes

Reader Letters: New road tax and a diesel riddle


"It is disingenuous of the government to pretend that its revision to vehicle tax has a green element..."
Council’s £10,000 bill after pothole sidelines Ferrari

Ferrari + pothole = £10,000 bill for council


A Ferrari owner has been awarded £10,000 from a council after a pothole that would have cost just £53 to repair damaged his “pride and joy”.
Skid risk grows on the UK’s crumbling roads

Skid risk grows on UK’s crumbling roads


Motorists risk skidding on a quarter of roads because of an alarming deterioration in the highways network