The road ahead: how will the election result affect UK drivers?
Tories promise investment in major roads, Labour targets potholes, while the Green party will cut fares. Duncan Jeffries maps out the future for the road network
Traffic on UK roads has more than doubled since 1976 – but the road infrastructure has suffered from chronic under-investment over the same period. UK roads were ranked 30th for quality in 2014 by the Global Competitiveness Index, behind countries such as France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.
Source: Guardian Transport