The crumbling condition of the country's local roads is one of the biggest concerns for local residents set to cast their local election votes on 3 May.
Social care is the most important problem that needs to be tackled as England prepares to go to the polls, according to a survey carried out by the AA.
However, local roads maintenance was the second most common worry, ahead of policing, housing, Brexit and education - a clear indication of the appalling state of tarmac on rural routes.
Road worries: AA president Edmund King said the new survey 'sends a clear message to Councillors that residents are fed up of having the roads budget slashed year after year'
Some 20,496 English residents were quizzed by the motoring organisation to gain a clear understanding of what changes they wanted to see made in their local constituencies.
Almost half - 48 per cent - of those polled said that health and social care was the most important issue to them.
That was closely followed by 47 per cent of votes for local roads maintenance.