MORE than two-fifths of motorists in Scotland have had their vehicles damaged by potholes over the past two years, according to new figures.
The country topped a UK league table for pothole damage, compiled by the AA, which found the results were considerably worse than in any other part of Britain.
The motoring organisation branded the state of the roads a “national embarrassment” as it revealed the number of pothole-related insurance claims in the UK more than doubled last month, compared with January last year.
The figures emerged in a survey of more than 22,000 AA members around the UK, of which 1,957 were in Scotland.
It found that 44 per cent of drivers in Scotland said damaged road surfaces caused them problems within the last two years.
Scotland was followed by the north-west and north-east of England, where about 35 per cent of motorists had experienced pothole trouble.