|Surrey paid out quarter of a million on |
pothole compensation last year
Our local highways authority tops the table for
- The number of compensation claims made as a result of potholes on local roads; and
- The money paid out in compensation as a results of these damaged road surfaces.
Surrey had 4000 claims last year, way ahead of the next authority in the table with 1500 fewer at 2500.
Surrey paid out a quarter of a million in compensation claims to 842 of those who made a claim. That is £300 per successful claimant.
Across other authorities in the top 5 for claims on damage from potholes the average number of claims is a little over 2000. That is only half the level of claims in Surrey.
What is Surrey doing with our money if it isn't fixing our roads?