The number of pothole damaged cars has risen by more than a third in a year, prompting criticism that roads resemble the “surface of the moon”.
Research released today by the RAC found that 4,694 missions were made in the first three months of this year for damage traditionally caused by holes in the road, including broken suspension springs, warped wheels and damaged shock absorbers.
That was a 37 percent increase from the same point in 2020, despite traffic levels falling over the past year due to lockdowns.
The number tripled from 1,461 in the last three months of 2020 before the worst winter weather. This was the largest quarterly increase in roadside holes since 2006.