The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has urged the Government for substantial investments in UK roads focussing particularly on the increasingly worrying problem of potholes, expansion and development of motorways and improvement of road connectivity. A recent study commissioned by FairFuelUK and published by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has confirmed that the condition of UK roads is ‘highly concerning’.
The need for the Government to invest in road maintenance, development and connectivity, was one of the main points outlined in the NFDA’s Budget submission to the HM Treasury. We are pleased to see that recent figures* confirm the importance of the issue”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).
Robinson continued, “Figures from a recent study have highlighted the issue of UK roads and it is vital that the Government takes this evidence into account.
“Congestion is one of the most serious problems related to the state of roads in Britain and traffic levels are expected to increase. In order to allow the automotive industry and the whole UK economy to continue to flourish, the UK needs a faster and safer transport network.
“Positively, the Department for Transport has recently acknowledged the issue and announced further investments, but additional well targeted measures should be put in place.”
Despite the establishment of a ‘pothole fund’, most garages report that they are changing more springs than ever before.