They really want to take a leaf out of France or Germany's books, their roads are so much better, and at least when there's an accident, it's swept out of the way for others to be able to continue, not sit around for hours whilst an investigation takes place over a tiny shunt and stubbed toe - that and their major repairs can take hours, not months!
Also bear in mind that France and Germany are 2-3 times the size of Britain with roughly the same population, which does make driving over there much more of a pleasure.
They should also take look at road repairs in Japan. they use a rolling system where only 50 yards or so are out of commission at any one time being stripped, swept and resurfaced as they move along. The Japanese also seem to throw a lot more at the task too and there is no leaning on shovels watching the other bloke.