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Potholes cost drivers in the UK an average of £400 a year in accident claims and other repair bills, research shows.
In addition to the traffic accident risk posed by potholes, it would take councils 11 years to repair all the damaged roads in the UK, according to Confused.com.
The price comparison site also found that nine in ten motorists do not feel adequately alerted to potholes on the road.
To tackle this problem, the site has come up with a new road sign and is petitioning the government to introduce it to the national road network.
Mike Hoban, chief marketing officer at the site, said: "Although repairing these roads is obviously the long term solution, something needs to be done now.
"Currently the UK's road signs include warnings for wild horses, wild animals, cattle and even toads but potholes aren't considered worthy enough?"
Earlier this year the government announced an extra £100 million to help repair potholes.
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