RAC calls for higher investment in road maintenance
RAC Foundation reports spending on road maintenance has dropped to £7.5bn in 2012 from £9.7bn in 2009
Motoring groups are calling for increased investment in road maintenance after a study showed drivers pay four times as much in taxes than is spent by the government on the roads.
A report for the RAC Foundation said that spending had dropped to £7.5bn in 2012 while the exchequers total take from motoring taxes remained just under £31bn £24.8bn from fuel duty and £5.9bn from vehicle excise duty. In 2009, the amount spent on roads was £9.7bn, a third of the tax raised.
Source: Guardian Transport