Poor roads irk Northern drivers

Sam Jackson

May 31, 2011

November 13, 2018

Poor roads irk Northern drivers

The poor condition of the UK's roads coupled with soaring fuel and car insurance prices is a major concern for motorists in the North, a survey has found.

Drivers in the region are the most unhappy, a survey has found, with more than half (54%) dissatisfied with the state of local roads, 83% with their car insurance premiums and 93% fed up with the soaring costs of filling up.

The Driver Satisfaction Index, commisioned by Motors.co.uk and YouGov, also found that 78% of drivers in the region felt that the Government was against them.

The survey aims to provide a snapshot of driver contentment across the country.

Motors.co.uk commercial director Phill Jones said: "A car is and always will be a necessity for consumers, who rely more than ever on their vehicle to get from A to B.

"This is only made possible by a car that is realistically affordable to run, and by increasing taxes and reducing investment the Government are damaging a part of the economy which is vital to future growth."

Across the country 81% of consumers were 'very dissatisfied' with current costs, and more than half, 51%, were unhappy about potholes on roads.

While 50% felt that their car insurance premiums were a problem, and just over a quarter (26%) were unhappy with the level of local road works.

YouGov questioned 2,000 adults, of whom 1,646 were motorists between April 14 and 15 for the survey.

Sam Jackson

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