Potholed roads have led to a leap in car windscreen damage, according to a new survey by the AA.
A poll of around 21,000 AA members showed that 40 per cent of people in the East Midlands had suffered a chipped windscreen in the last two years.
The figure was slightly less for West Midlands at 35 per cent.
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Sunny spells on Friday after a frosty start, with only isolated wintry showers, mainly over the hills. Cold with a brisk northerly wind.
Brisk northwesterly winds will bring scattered showers with some bright or sunny spells developing in between. A widespread frost overnight.
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