The AA in New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s decision to provide additional funding to revitalise road maintenance across the country.

The money has been pledged after the Minister of Transport acknowledged in a National Land Transport funding announcement that the Government was concerned about roads deteriorating.

“Well maintained roads are safer roads – the extra investment will bring safety benefits now and in the future,” said AA Motoring Affairs General Manager Mike Noon.

For the last four years, AA members have ranked “road surface quality (e.g. potholes)” as their greatest transport concern in annual surveys. This issue ranked ahead of other transport concerns like congestion, speed, parking, and road policing.