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Nottinghamshire's pothole crisis revealed with thousands fixed in 2020

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A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed the true extent of Nottinghamshire's pothole crisis.

Data gathered by Bill Plant Driving School revealed 100,262 potholes were fixed in the county last year, the highest of any area covered by the request.

Out of over 816,000 potholes found nationwide, Lincolnshire fixed a hefty 70,893, despite also paying out over £200,000 in compensation to unlucky drivers.

Councillor Laurence Goff with potholes at Chatham Court, Newark.
Councillor Laurence Goff with potholes at Chatham Court, Newark.

Tom Hixon, head of instructor support at www.billplant.co.uk, said: “Potholes are such a danger on our roads in the UK — they can damage suspensions, axles and wheels, with accidents typically occurring by drivers trying to avoid them.

“Due to the significant road safety issues they can present, local authorities should better plan resources to address potholes — especially when you look at the level of compensation being paid out in just one year.

“Whilst we encourage pupils learning to drive to have driving lessons in varying conditions, we all should expect the road surfaces to be safe and fit for purpose.”

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