One-third of English roads are in poor conditionNearly one-third of roads in England need repair work carrying out on them.
This is according to the road condition indicator for 2010-11 from the Department of Transport and it also found the Humber is the region with the worst streets in the country.
Brian Strutton, GMB national secretary for public services, noted local authorities are being forced to cut back on road maintenance because of budgetary pressures.
"Many roads are so broken up and strewn with potholes that motorists are suffering damage to wheels and suspension, with compensation claims up by 40 per cent in some parts of the country," he added.
If people do sustain damage to their vehicle as a result of a poorly-maintained road, then their car insurance policy will cover the cost of repairs.
Some five per cent of roads in the UK were labelled as red, which means they may need repair work in the next 12 months.
12 July 2012, 23:30