More than £13 million of Government money has been made available to fix potholes across the North East and North Yorkshire.
Nearly £8 million is being distributed to North East councils, and over £5 million is being given to North Yorkshire. In total, the Government is giving £168 million to 148 councils in England. They are hoping to fix three million potholes by March 2015.
The 'catch up' cost of fixing potholes is £12billion, according to a report by the Asphalt Industry Alliance.
The total is an increase on the £10.5billion figure reported last year, despite a 20% decrease in the shortfall in annual road maintenance budgets reported by local authorities.
A survey has revealed that a third of AA members have suffered damage to their cars from potholes over the last two years, while nearly six in 10 motorists in the North East said roads in the region were worse than they were a year ago.
A third of motorists rated the overall surface condition of their local roads as poor, very poor or terrible in the AA/Populus survey of nearly 23,000 drivers.
Only 10% of those polled rated their local roads very good or excellent, with the lowest ratings going to Scotland, Yorkshire and Humberside.
In north-east England, 59% said conditions were worse, while those saying the roads had improved were greatest in Wales and London.
John Topping from Ripon recently ended up with a £150 bill for the damage caused to his car by potholes. He wants councils to compensate motorists whose cars need repairs and also wants local authorities to spend more money on evening up the road surface before problems are caused.
A mechanic from Barkers Garage in Ripon says they are regularly called on to fix the damage caused to vehicles by potholes. James Dickinson has to repair bent wheel hubs and damaged suspension springs.
A village in Northumberland feels that more money should be been spent on their crumbling roads.
You can watch the full report from Derek Proud below.
Durham County Council says it's repairing more than 2,000 potholes a week caused by the recent bad weather.
Extra teams are out fixing problems along its 2,000 miles of road.
Helen Ford has been looking how the council is dealing with the pothole problem, and asking whether the spending squeeze is affecting the budget for repairs. Watch her report here:
Durham County Council is urging people to report potholes on its Highway Action Line: 0191 370 6000 or through its website www.durham.gov.uk