The number of claims for damage to vehicles in York, as a result of poor road surfaces, has increased by over 400%.
In 2011/12, 13 drivers made a claim against the York Council
This spiralled to 70 in 2012/13
The value of compensation paid, however, reduced from £1455 to £333.
The Council had halved the amount that it was investing in highways maintenance in 2012/13.
A Freedom of Information response has identified the road in poorest condition in York.
Moor Lane, near Murton, attracted 10 damage claims between 23-12-2012 and 06-01-2013
The Council says that, generally, a road has a surface design life of 15 years.
At any one time there are around 40 potholes on the York road network requiring attention. This increases in the winter as a result of the impact that ice has on poorly maintained carriageway surfaces.
Potholes can be reported here http://www.mycouncilservices.com/