Surrey’s roads contain more potholes than anywhere else in the country, according to a new survey from Kia.
The survey, launched after Kia saw a 150 per cent increase in pothole-related repairs, found 1998 potholes across Surrey.
Hampshire has been named as the second worst UK county for potholed with 892 found. Kent was third with 857.
The increase in potholes is widely attributed to the recent severe weather. Ageing tarmac is believed to have accelerated the problem.
Local authorities claim £8.5 billion is required to bring the country’s roads up to scratch and blame a lack of funding which has created a 13-year backlog in road maintenance programmes.
The Kia Motors UK Pothole Survey list in full:
1. Surrey 19982. Hampshire 8923. Kent 8574. Hertfordshire 8555. Oxfordshire 7966. Lancashire 7337. Essex 7348. West Sussex 6809. Buckinghamshire 67810. Gloucestershire 655