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Liberal Democrats secure assurance council will look again at pot hole damage payouts

March 19, 2018 9:17 AM

The Cabinet Member for Highways, Mike Whiting, has agreed to review Kent County Council's response to insurance claims, Trudyto see whether KCC should be paying out more regularly when drivers' vehicles are damaged by potholes.

Cllr Trudy Dean requested the council look again at the issue of compensation following a report on KentOnline that revealed just one in ten requests for compensation was paid by the council.

"Drivers should not be paying the price for the council's inability to maintain our road network. Potholes can cause serious damage to vehicles, and are especially dangerous for motorcyclists and push-bikes.

"I'm pleased the cabinet member has agreed to review the number of compensation claims the council pays out, but the damage should not be happening in the first place. Kent's road network is in a dire state and failure to address the problem now will only make matters worse."