Pothole breakdowns rise in West Midlands

The RAC have found call outs have increased by a third at the end of 2019 compared to the year before in the region.

Figures from the RAC can reveal that pothole breakdowns in the West Midlands are higher across the year than the national average.


Responding to RAC figures showing patrols attended 20 per cent more pothole breakdowns in Q4 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said: “Councils are on the side of all road users, fixing a pothole every 17 seconds, and want to work with government to tackle our national road repairs backlog, which will take more than £9 billion and a decade to complete.

“Providing councils with funding in the forthcoming Budget would mean they can invest in road maintenance and other infrastructure projects.”

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