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The scourge of potholes could grow at an "unprecedented rate" over the coming months, according to the RAC, which recorded a 24 per cent rise in the number of pothole-related breakdowns between October and December compared with the same period in 2015.

It is the first annual increase for the last quarter of a year since 2013.

Incidents included damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels.

RAC chief engineer David Bizley described the increase as "particularly worrying" because rainfall - which can be a catalyst for potholes - between October and December was the lowest for that period in more than a decade.

He said: "If the first three months of 2017 prove to be both wet and cold, potholes are likely to appear at an unprecedented rate which would inevitably stretch local authority repair resources to their limit."

The Local Government Association recently warned that 2017 could be a "tipping point" for tackling potholes as it said the bill for repairing roads in England and Wales could reach £14 billion within two years.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has committed £6 billion for English councils to improve local roads over the current Parliament, in addition to a £50 million-a-year fund specifically for tackling potholes.

Website Fillthathole.org.uk has put together a league table of highway authorities based on which authorities are best at fixing their road defects and reporting back.

Bromley leads in our region, at number 26 out of 214 nationally, after reportedly fixing 72 per cent of potholes highlighted to it. There are apparently still 236 potholes in the borough awaiting repair.

Just behind Bromley is Sutton at 27, with 69 per cent of problems sorted. There are 33 open reports.

Much lower down is Transport for London in 191th place with just a 12 per cent response rate, according to the site.

Kent is at number 196 on just 11 per cent and with more than 3,000 potholes needing to be fixed.

You can see figures for all authorities at www.fillthathole.org.uk/league-table

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