Re: What conditions are your local roads in?
I would say pretty awful. The road I drive to work, the A149 is appalling - lots of potholes, the edges, which are not kerbed, are breaking away in many places. I have had a buckled wheel and my wife has had a split tyre wall in the last year. If one reports something to the Highways authority, they do come and patch it up reasonably quickly, but I think they are stretched budgetwise and there simply is not the funding for regular routine maintenance.
The thing I find most disconcerting is the "tram-lines" that we seem to be developing on many major routes. I guess caused by heavy lorries, but I have often hit them at speed and all of sudden the car seems to want to steer itself! Coming North on the M11 between Stansted and Cambridge I have noticed particularly.