Maria McCarthy
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The problem with potholes

Councils spent £90m repairing 1.7 million potholes across England and Wales last year, according to a survey.

But it will still take more than a decade to clear the backlog of work which needs to be done, the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) report suggests.

BBC Breakfast spoke to motoring journalist Maria McCarthy to find out why potholes are such a problem and what drivers can do to claim compensation if their vehicle is damaged by one.

  • 15 Mar 2012