RHA weighs into pothole debate

In the face of its members having to repair their vehicles due to the UK’s disintegrating roads, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for the government to increase its road repair budget.

“Currently, many roads are full of cracks waiting to turn into dangerous potholes that can cause collisions,” said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett. “The Government and local authorities must do more to bring the network up to standard.”

Over £1 million of taxpayer’s money is wasted on pothole-related repairs, according to the AA, and the RHA is not surprised by this. “Local roads where hauliers make their last-mile deliveries are often in an even worse state and the damage to HGVs,” said Burnett.

“More potholes means more breakdowns, more roadworks and more delays. And delays to a ‘just in time’ economy are disastrous for business.”