MOTORISTS bombarded councils with complaints about potholes at a rate of 660 calls a day last winter, new figures reveal.
Councils received an astonishing 53,531 complaints about pitted and broken roads from drivers.
At the same time, local authorities repaired just 41,796 holes during the same four-month period from November 1 to February 28.
That means that town hall transport chiefs received 660 complaints about potholes for every working day during that period.
But the shock total does not include damage caused by the Beast from the East which arrived on the last day of February.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that millions of pounds worth of potholes caused by the wild weather phenomenon will not be repaired because of a funding crisis.
SNP Ministers offered councils an extra £10 million to tackle the problem but it’s claimed this goes nowhere near matching authorities’ liability.
In February a Government taskforce, led by transport minister Humza Yousaf, warned money for repairing roads has dropped by 26% over the last five years and brands spending on national highways as “not sufficient”.
And it said leaving councils to cope with the £1.2 billion pothole backlog “is likely to be unsustainable.”