National Pothole Day has been set for Thursday 15 January 2015 by Street Repairs and supported by the RAC.

In 2014 the RAC teamed up with Street Repairs to create a free Report a Pothole App and web-based plug-in tool. This enables motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and other road users to instantly report street defects direct to the responsible local authority or the responsible agency with accurate location, details and even photographs.

RAC spokesperson Simon Williams said: “Potholes have been a blight on driving in the UK for far too long, and the RAC is pleased to support National Pothole Day and the efforts of Street Repairs to draw further attention to this important issue. Despite promises of further cash to help fix the problem, motorists still suffer from many, many miles of poorly surfaced roads.

“Our latest Report on Motoring highlighted that motorists are growing increasingly concerned about the state of the roads, with 41% of those surveyed in 2014 telling us it is a major issue.

“We’d encourage motorists to look at the state of their roads and get online on National Pothole Day to let their local authorities know which really need their attention this winter.”