Councils across England are paying out millions of pounds to repair potholes and compensate road users affected by them, BBC research finds.
A Yorkshire MEP warns a death due to a pothole-related car crash is "only a matter of time".
About £400m needs to be spent to bring Surrey's roads up to scratch at a time when the county is under pressure as it hosts next year's Olympic cycle race.
The state of the island's roads could deteriorate due to budget cuts, according to the Director of Highways.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council insists it is working better with the public to get potholes fixed within two hours.
Cornwall Council says it will have difficulty paying for pothole repairs, BBC research has discovered.
Compensation of nearly £1m has been paid in the last three years because of potholes and damaged roads in Cumbria.
Dorset County Council overspent its highways maintenance budget during both of the last two financial years, the BBC has learned.
Suffolk County Council paid out more than £200,000 in compensation last year due to potholes and the state of the county's roads.
It is costing about 50% more to fill potholes in Jersey in 2011 compared to 2010.
The man responsible for highways says Jersey's roads are not designed to withstand heavy traffic and ice.
Spending £5m repairing potholes to help maintain roads will encourage the private sector to invest in Lancashire, the county council says.
BBC News examines how councils in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have budgeted and spent cash on highways repairs and pothole compensation.
Leicester City Council says road projects will be put on hold and only urgent repairs carried out as highways budgets are slimmed down.
East Sussex County Council estimates up to 20,000 potholes need repairing across the county.
The number of potholes which have been repaired since the Conservatives took control of Somerset County Council increases by just over 40%.
Two Teesside councils claim they will not have enough cash to pay for thousands of potholes to be repaired.
Norfolk County Council says it will need extra financial help if it is to fill in all of the potholes that remain in the county after the winter weather.
A Somerset council says investing £3m over three years on highway maintenance has led to a drop in compensation claims over car damage.
Devon councils tell BBC News they face huge rises in the cost of fixing potholes after two severe winters.
More than £1.5m is to be spent repairing about 150 damaged roads in Shropshire, the council reveals.
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How councils deal with road repairs
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The plague of potholes and affected motorists.
Council leaders describe the struggle to maintain roads
Cyclists query how pothole repairs are carried out
Villagers say pothole repairs are not good enough