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Council pay-outs for pothole damage up 82%, analysis shows

03 July 2024
 

There was an 82% rise last year in the number of drivers that received compensation from councils for damage caused by potholes, according to analysis of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request  by The Green Insurer

FOI responses from 50 councils across the UK revealed that 6,243 motorists received compensation for damage to their car caused by potholes or poor road conditions – an 82% rise on the previous year and more than double the 3,043 payouts in 2019.

Total compensation paid by...

+76% more

 

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