Three in ten British roads are in need of urgent pothole repairs, according to the GMB union.
A survey by the union found that Britain's roads were in a "shocking state", which sees one third of Yorkshire roads suffering from pothole damage to roads, as well 55% of roads on the Isle of Wight.
Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary for Public Services, said: “It is clear from the official data that our roads are in a shocking state with almost a third needing attention.
"Many roads are so broken up and strewn with potholes that motorists are suffering damage to wheels and suspension, with compensation claims up by 40% in some parts of the country."
After the Isle of Wight, the worst roads are in North Lincolnshire, where 47% suffer from potholes, while the City of London, Nottingham and Camden sit at 42%.
GMB said compensation claims are up by 40% in some areas and many roads are broken up and strewn with potholes.
Dean Paffett, from breakdown service Green Flag, said the firm was seeing a "noticeable rise" in calls out to people with damage to their cars as a result of potholes, particularly on minor roads.
Mike Penning, the minister for road safety, predictably blamed the state of the roads on the previous Labour government.
"We inherited a really difficult economic situation," he said.
"Roads don't deteriorate overnight, they've been deteriorating like that under the previous administration."
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