Roads 'ain't what they used to be' say over 50s


Seven out of ten over 50s say the UK’s roads are in a bad state of repair and have got noticeably worse over the years, poll finds.

A Saga Car Insurance poll of around 10,000 over 50s showed a high proportion feel that not enough is being done to repair weather damage and potholes.

Only one in ten say roads have got better and eight out of ten think road maintenance has got worse.

In my day: Are roads getting worse?

The worst roads, according to the survey respondents, are in Yorkshire and the North West, Scotland, and the West Midlands, and the best roads are in Wales, London, and the North East.

Around one in ten over 50s are also cyclists and riding over potholes in the road or trying to avoid them can cause accidents.

Sue Green, head of car insurance at Saga, commented:

‘Around nine out of ten over 50s drive regularly whether that’s to get to work, pick up their weekly shop or visit family and friends. It’s not surprising they have great insight about the state of the UK’s roads.’

‘People shouldn’t have to play Russian roulette with their suspension,’ she added.


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