The AA has found that many driving instructors are now re-routing their driving lessons due to the 1.5 million potholes on the UK’s roads.

Crumbling road surfaces and holes are making work extremely difficult for the UK’s driving instructors with tyre blow outs often forcing instructors to grab the wheel from pupils.

AA president, Edmund King, said: “The fabric of our local roads is a major cause for concern with surfaces crumbling and drivers at risk of damage to their vehicles and even themselves. Ultimately we all pay more through patching and mending, and then paying out compensation rather than fixing the underlying poor condition of many of our roads”.

King continued, “All drivers should take care – an innocuous looking puddle may actually be a deep pothole. By training new drivers to anticipate and deal with these obstacles we will make our roads safer, preventing accidents and damage to you and your car”.

The AA driving school are teaching special techniques so learner drivers can deal with the increasing number of potholes.