Pothole claims reach £270,000 in the south east

Highways Reporters

Three councils in the south east paid out more in compensation for pothole damage in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13.

Figures obtained by the BBC showed East Sussex paid £169,494 in 2013-14 compared with £48,264 in 2012-13.

Kent paid £48,256 compared with £45,402, and West Sussex paid £53,206 compared with £48,530.

A recent survey carried out by the RAC Foundation showed that UK motorists claimed more than £3 million compensation for pothole damage last year.
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