Rumbles: £1.2 million paid in compensation due to pothole related damage


Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today revealed that nearly £1.2 million has been paid out in compensation to motorists due to pothole related damage over the last four years.

New figures revealed by the Liberal Democrats show that in the last four years £1.18 million has been spent on compensation to motorists. Of those that replied, Glasgow have paid out the most over the last four years with £396,000 being spent.

Commenting Mr Rumbles said:

“These figures represent a no win situation for anyone, whether it be the motorists having to fix their damaged cars or the taxpayers who have to fill this funding hole.

“Driving a car in the 21st century can be an expensive affair and it is not too much to ask that our roads are kept in good order so that motorists don’t have to fork out even more money.

“We need to see a long term strategy to make sure our roads are kept in good order whether that be in our cities, housing estates or on our country roads."

ENDS

Notes to editors:

We asked local councils how much compensation has been paid to motorists due to pothole related damage over the last four years. The breakdown of spend in each local area can be found below:

Council

 Compensation (£)

West Lothian

10,219

Inverclyde

18,636

Scottish Borders

40,521

East Renfrewshire

18,159

Highlands

8,717

North Ayrshire

5,966

Shetland

6,363

Clackmannanshire

1,642

 

 

Argyll & Bute

11,767

Aberdeen

35,784

Angus

3,679

Renfrewshire

128,476

Midlothian

16,199

Aberdeenshire

47,735

Glasgow

396,707

East Dumbartonshire

17,597

South Lanarkshire

46,789

East Ayrshire Council

20,638

Falkirk

11,767

South Ayrshire

55,578

Perth and Kinross

31,216

North Lanarkshire Council

39,044

Dumfries and Galloway

96,006

Stornoway

60

Edinburgh

112,542

West Dumbartonshire

443


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