British drivers are calling on local councils to invest some money into roads – as 93 percent admit they believe that local councils need to drastically increase their budgets to keep UK roads safe.
This is according to brand new data from used car buying service, ChooseMyCar.com. The stats are part of a bigger study into the concerns of UK drivers – from financing cars to behaviours on the road.
The research asked drivers for their thoughts on local roads, with more than nine out of ten asking for councils to do more, and 94 percent stating that potholes were a major issue in their area.
The call for more financial investment from councils was consistent across male and female groups, and varied slightly across age groups, with 88 percent of 18-34 year olds, 93 percent of 35-55 year olds, and a whopping 96 percent of over 55s suggesting there should be significantly more budget for British roads.
Some areas fared better than others. Of the cities named in the study, Brighton and Sheffield were the most heavily criticised, with a staggering 97 percent of drivers in those cities saying that the council needed to take action.
This was followed by:
- Liverpool, with 96% of drivers asking for action by councils
- Southampton, also with 96%
- Glasgow and Edinburgh with 95%
The city that was least heavily criticised was Bristol, with 87 percent of drivers needing action to be taken. To see where your city fared, click here.
Founder of Car Finance Specialists ChooseMyCar.com, Nick Zapolski, said that the study shows how fed up UK drivers are with the state of British roads.
“I barely know anyone that hasn’t had damage to their car this winter due to potholes and the general state of our roads.
“These stats prove that drivers have had enough, and it’s time for councils to take action to improve our roads. Significant investment is needed to fix problems quickly, and properly, rather than the temporary measures we seem to get lumbered with.”