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Potholes Are a Top Concern for Van Drivers

06 July 2017

In a recent survey, Mercedes-Benz Vans asked 2,000 van drivers what their main concerns were in order to form a manifesto for the new government. At the top of the list, by quite a margin, was repairing potholes.

Why did potholes top the list? Well, the research revealed that two-thirds of those surveyed claimed to have had to pay for pothole related repairs in the last year - 8% also said they had to pay more than £1,000 on these repairs.

The 10 Main Road Policy Priorities for Van Drivers

  1. Pothole repair: 60%
  2. Better parking provision in town: 43%
  3. Investment in bypasses to ease bottlenecks: 34%
  4. Widening motorways: 24%
  5. Increased traffic police presence: 19%
  6. Fewer speed cameras: 17%
  7. More speed cameras: 16%
  8. Better training for professional drivers: 14%
  9. Abandoning Smart Motorway schemes: 6%
  10. More toll roads: 4%

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK’s managing director Steve Bridge said:

“Our research clearly highlights that potholes and congestion actually cost these hard-working business men and women serious amounts of money, both in repair bills and time lost, which isn’t acceptable.”

The manufacturer also recommends having your vehicle checked by a trained technician should you be unable to avoid a particularly deep pothole.

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Sometimes potholes are unavoidable, so avoid hefty repair fines by ensuring you have suitable van insurance. Compare van cover quotes with us to ensure you’re getting a competitive price for your policy.

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