Hull City Council forks out £60,000 in pothole compensation payouts

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Hull City Council forks out £60,000 in pothole compensation payouts

Hull City Council forks out £60,000 in pothole compensation payouts
2021-06-23 13:12:00
Compensation payouts totalling almost £60,000 have been paid out to people in Hull for injury or damage caused by a pothole. Research by webuyanycar.com into potholes and their effects revealed that Hull City Council had forked out £58,995 in compensation between 2018 and 2020. A Freedom of Information request carried out by the online vehicle valuation and buying service revealed that in total, more than £16m of taxpayers’ money had been paid to drivers as compensation for damage or injury caused by the 2.48 million reported potholes across the country. Read more: Humber Bridge chaos caused by drivers caught reversing across The figure shelled out by the Hull authority was 41 per cent less than the Yorkshire and Humber average per 1,000 people. The Hull area also reported 14 per cent fewer potholes than the average for the region. In the East Riding Council area, £24,380 was the figure for pothole payouts, during the same period, when 29 per cent fewer potholes were reported than the average. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here Potholes rile motorists more than traffic jams or slow drivers The biggest amount paid in compensation in the Yorkshire and Humber region was in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough, where payouts totalled a whopping £232,388. The stu

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