Pot holes cause damage to a third of vehicles, claims AA report
A third of drivers have suffered damage to their vehicles from potholes over the last two years, according to a national survey.
A third also rated the condition of their local roads as poor, very poor or "terrible", according to the AA/Populus survey of nearly 23,000 drivers.
Meanwhile, the Asphalt Industry Alliance says councils may need as much as £10.5bn to bring the country's "crumbling roads" into good condition.
Only 10% of those who took part in the AA survey rated their local roads very good or excellent, with the lowest ratings going to Scotland and the Yorkshire and Humber
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AA president Edmund King said: "Our findings are deeply worrying and show that UK drivers are once again experiencing a bad pothole season after a lull last spring - perhaps with worse to come. The slight let-up in potholes this time last year may have been just a blip in the annual pothole blight that seems to beset us each spring."
Lincolnshire County Council has been successful in securing an additional £6.2 million of funding over the next two years specifically for pot hole repairs.
Councillor William Webb said the money will be spent in areas considered a priority.
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