IAM backs government’s managed motorway proposals but calls for more

1st December 2011

Plans to invest in the managed motorway network need to be backed up by making further road improvements across the UK, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Simon Best, IAM chief executive, welcomed the government's announcement of a £270 million investment in managed motorways as "good news" for UK drivers.

However, he also admitted that while extra money to improve A roads was welcome, the proposals did not go far enough.

Speaking in reaction to chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement earlier this week, he called for a "serious and sustained investment across the UK's road network".

“Crumbling roads and potholes are a serious problem and a road safety hazard, especially for those on two wheels," he added.

Potholes and crumbling roads are a leading cause of damage among car owners with tyres often punctured as a result of these damaged road surfaces.

Mr Best believes that UK roads are "crying out for basic maintenance" which could help UK drivers save money on repairs and driving in general.

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