Study suggests Cornwall has the highest number of potholes in the UK
Cornwall has the highest amount of potholes on its roads of anywhere in the United Kingdom, according to a study.
Following a Freedom of Information request by price comparison website Money Supermarket, it was revealed that since January 2017, Cornwall’s roads have had 210,331 potholes reported or identified by Cornwall Council.
It represents the highest number of potholes on the county’s roads, with roads under the care of Cambridgeshire County Council coming in second with 184,402 potholes. Devon County Council was fourth on the list, with 147,779 potholes in the county.
It was also revealed in the analysis that Cornwall Council was the tenth highest spenders by a local authority in the amount of money spent on dealing with potholes, with £10,528,114 spent on repairing the roads since January 2017. It represented just over fifteen percent of the amount spent by Wiltshire Council, which in the same time period spent £68,636,826 on pothole repair.
Deepa Patel, car insurance spokesperson at MoneySuperMarket, commented: “As most drivers will know, potholes are a real nuisance. It’s not only that they can be dangerous from a safe driving perspective, but they can also cause damage to your car. Burst tyres, problems with the suspension and even damage to your vehicle’s bodywork – potholes can really make their presence felt.
“The cost of repairs for this kind of damage can be high, so it’s important you have the correct level of insurance cover – particularly if you live in an area where potholes are common.
“If your policy is coming to an end soon, you should shop around to make sure you have the right car insurance deal for your needs.”