THE pothole crisis has costed Hampshire County Council hundreds-of-thousands of pounds.

Between 2018 and 2020, the local authority paid £206,273 in compensation.

But according to a study by, this was 53 percent less than the South East average per thousand inhabitants.

Richard Evans, head of technical services said: “It’s hardly shocking that two thirds of people find potholes to be a major issue but it is surprising to learn that 40 per cent of drivers admit to avoiding routes they know are prone to them. Luckily how to sell your car at is much easier than trying to avoid potholes.

"While we might not be able to repair the potholes in your area, we can certainly help you sell your car safely and hassle-free, with a valuation in less than 60 seconds and even sell to us the same day.”

A Freedom Of Information request carried out by found that over £16m of taxpayers’ money has been paid to drivers across the UK for compensation of damage or injury.

This was caused by 2.48m reported potholes between 2018 and 2020.

In the neighbouring local authority area of Southampton, just £108 was paid in compensation – 100 per cent less in than the South East average per thousand inhabitants.

The authority also reported 56 per cent less potholes.