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The new Volvo XC 40 is selling like hot cakes ROAD safety and breakdown recovery specialist GEM Motoring Assist is warning motorists of the continued danger posed by the UK’s poorlymaintained roads.
The call follows last month’s publication of the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey, in which the dire state of local roads was confirmed.
GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “The UK road network is in an appalling state, with more than 24,000 miles of road in need of repair during the next 12 months and one in five local roads in danger of failing in the next five years. Potholes have an enormous financial impact on motorists, who most of the time must bear the cost of repairs to paintwork, suspension and tyres – even though they have already paid for local road maintenance through their council tax.
GEM says its phone lines continue to be busy with enquiries from members about pothole damage to their vehicles.
The organisation is offering advice to keep drivers safe and assist them in dealing with the consequences of pothole damage. More information at www.motoringassist.com A CAR that is claimed to be the ‘finest in the world’, is to make an appearance at the Concours of Elegance 2018.
This year’s event, at Hampton Court Palace from 31 August to 2 September, will see the first appearance in the UK since 1958 of the unique 1927 Mercedes S-Type ‘Boat Tail’.
In its day the car was one of the most powerful road-going automobiles in the world and its first owner was racing enthusiast and British Racing Drivers’ Club co-founder Earl Howe.
It was fitted with a revolutionary lightweight and aerodynamic shell with unique aircraft-inspired aluminium side pods crafted by English coachbuilders Barker.
Amongst the original fittings is a red spotlight which was given to Members of Parliament to alert other road users to their status.
For tickets and more information on the Concours of Elegance see www. concoursofelegance.co.uk