RAC calls for higher investment in road maintenance

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.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/22/rac-higher-investment-road-maintenance