'Pothole epidemic' with one every mile on the country's roads

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Albany Street in Edinburgh's historic New Town: Britain has a "pothole epidemic" with a hole every mile on the country’s roads. Figures obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request showed that councils have paid out a total of £2.5m in compensation to motorists in the past financial year for pothole damage to cars. Britannia Rescue, who gathered the information, said a survey of 2001 UK adults showed they had suffered car damage as a result of poor road surfaces in the past 12 months. Britannia claimed the combination of a harsh winter followed by a dry summer had particularly harmed road surfaces and exacerbated the problem. It added UK councils had received 32,600 compensation claims in 2012/13 for everything from potholes ruining wheel rims, to puncturing tyres and damaging suspension, an increase of 79% from 2011/12.<br />
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Albany Street in Edinburgh's historic New Town: Britain has a "pothole epidemic" with a hole every mile on the country’s roads. Figures obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request showed that councils have paid out a total of £2.5m in compensation to motorists in the past financial year for pothole damage to cars. Britannia Rescue, who gathered the information, said a survey of 2001 UK adults showed they had suffered car damage as a result of poor road surfaces...
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