Scotland's pothole accident claims bill risesRSS Feed
The accidents claims bill from damage and injuries caused by potholes is on the rise, new figures reveal.
There have been 15,927 accident claims received by councils in the last five years, with a third of these coming in the last 12 months.
Figures reveal that Glasgow City Council has received the most claims and paid over £1 million in the last five years, a third of the total for the whole country during that period.
The council was hit with 5,999 claims over the five-year period, over a third of the total for Scotland.
Other councils that have paid out money as a result of a car or motorcycle accident caused by potholes include Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.
Potholes have been a problem across the UK, with the chancellor George Osborne promising an extra £100 million to repair the nation's roads.
A recent report from the Asphalt Industry Alliance, however, claimed it would take £10 billion for to clear the road maintenance backlog.
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