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Vehicles Damaged by Potholes up 57%, According to AAA


A survey recently conducted by AAA shows 2 in 10 drivers had to have their vehicle repaired after hitting a pothole last year. It was reported an estimated 44 million drivers have experienced pothole damage that was significant enough to require repair in 2022. In 2021, only 28 million drivers experienced damage to their vehicle requiring repair, a 57% increase for 2022.

The damage to your vehicle though isn’t the only thing affecting drivers, the average cost for repairs in 2022 was $406. Driver’s also ended up with an average of two pothole related repairs. AAA stating this is a sign that the country’s roadways are in need of immediate repair.

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