Economic Benefits

The human and monetary cost of not keeping roads in a safe order during snow and ice conditions is enormous.

Research has shown that for every £1 expended on winter road maintenance, about £8 is saved in the economy as a whole. (Thornes). And this takes no account of the potential for human tragedy.

A MORI poll survey indicated that over half the population would be prepared to pay more in their council tax to have their local routes salted.

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