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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 at­toringas­ 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. con­cour­sofel­e­

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