How many motorists in your area made successful compensation claims?
Surrey is the UK’s pothole claim hot spot, according to research by the RAC Foundation.
During 2013/14, Surrey council received 3,912 claims for damage caused to vehicles by potholes.
Although only 21.5% of those claims were successful, Surrey had the highest compensation bill of all , handing out £250,298 - or around £300 - per successful claim.
In second place was Essex council, which paid out £156,008.37 on 98 successful claims.
In third place was Kent, which paid out for 224 claims, resulting in a settlements totalling £42,575.
Throughout the whole of the 2013/14 financial year, nearly 50,000 drivers made claims against their local councils with the total value of successful claims costing £3.2m.
However, the average paid per successful claim was £286 compared with £357 the year before.
The RAC Foundation’s report also highlights disparities between the percentage of successful claims in individual areas and the amount paid to claimants.
In Buckinghamshire, only 1% of claims were successful compared with 85.6% of successful claims in Bolton and 100% in Denbighshire, North Wales. In Darlington none of the 32 claims put forward was successful.
Click here to find out how many pothole claims were settled by your local authority.