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Wolfson Economics Prize Road Survey

A survey of British adults and road users for the Wolfson Economics Prize on Britain’s road network.

  • 80% of British road users say they are very concerned about fixing potholes, and 79% say traffic is getting worse on local and national roads and that action needs to be taken on this, while 67% are concerned by pollution from traffic.
  • Only 25% of British road users say the current state of roads is good enough.
  • 30% of British road users think current road taxes, such as Vehicle Excise Duty and Fuel Duty, should be increased to pay for improvements and 30% support a new pay per use model where drivers pay per mile of the road used.
  • 54% of roads users think a pay-per-use model for roads will be fairer as those that use roads more should pay more.

Date Published: 10/07/2017

Categories: GB | Infrastructure | Public and communities | Transport

Client: Wolfson Economics Prize


ComRes interviewed 2,016 GB adults online between 2nd and 4th June 2017. Of those, 1,915 were road users. Data were weighted to be representative of all British adults aged 18+ by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade.

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