Sunday, 9 March 2014

Rise in pothole damage claims

A survey of local authorities responsible for highway maintenance by the Sunday Telegraph has revealed that compensation claims to councils for injuries or damage to vehicles from potholes rose to 39,249 in 2013 from 25,977 in 2012. Only a fifth of claims were successful with the average payout falling to £375 from £1,565 in 2012. The news comes as David Cameron announces that local authorities will be given an additional £140m to help repair roads following one of the wettest winters on record.

The Sunday Telegraph,

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