More than £140 million has been spent on repairing potholes and other damages in the West Country in the past year.
According to an FOI gathered by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), that's an increase of almost £20 million from the previous year.
Today (15 January) is National Pothole Day - a day set aside to highlight the issues many commuters come across when driving.
The number of complaints and the worth of damages caused by potholes fell in comparison to the previous year.
In the year 2017-18, there were more than 95,000 pothole complaints in the South West. More than £173,000 was paid out in damages.
The FSB is calling for a number of measures to be put in place to fix potholes across the country. These include more funding for local authorities from central government.
It also says better coordination is needed between utilities companies and local authorities when roads need to be dug up.