By Denna Bowman
Almost nine out of 10 motorists are annoyed about the state of their local roads, according to an RAC survey.
Motorists have put up with horrendous potholed roads which have destroyed their tyres and damaged their cars, especially in the wake of the bitter winter.
A staggering 89% were frustrated with the condition of the roads in their area and only 5% believe that motoring taxes were appropriately used.
The poll of nearly 2,700 RAC members found that only 2% believed that roads were adequately maintained, with 89% saying they wanted better clarity on where the motoring taxes were spent.
The majority polled thought not enough money raised was being ploughed back into the road system.
Just 21% thought tolls and congestions charges were a good way of dealing with congestion, while 77% said traffic jams would ease if public transport was better.
And there was popular support for plans to allow drivers to use the hard shoulder of motorways during peak times.
Adrian Tink, RAC motoring strategist, said: “Motorists understand the need to pay road taxes; they just don’t believe that they are getting value for money. It’s time that motorists got a fair deal with an efficient and well maintained road network.”