‘Scot­land’s roads are UK’s worst’

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MORE than four in five driv­ers think the con­di­tion of the UK’s roads has got worse over the last three years, ac­cord­ing to an AA/Pop­u­lus sur­vey.

Scot­land ap­peared to have the worst roads, with 92% of driv­ers reck­on­ing con­di­tions had de­te­ri­o­rated.

Of the 81% UK-wide who felt roads had got worse, 57% said con­di­tions had de­te­ri­o­rated sig­nif­i­cantly.

The poll re­sults were pub­lished as an As­phalt In­dus­try Al­liance sur­vey showed coun­cils needed to spend £10.6 bil­lion to get roads into rea­son­able con­di­tion.

AA pres­i­dent Ed­mund King said: “While the ex­tra £100 mil­lion for pot­holes an­nounced in the Bud­get is wel­come, the sur­vey shows that this is a drop in the ocean com­pared to the bil­lions needed to bring the roads up to scratch.”

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