Councils pay out over £2 million in pavement trips

According to freedom of information requests at the behest of the AA, Councils paid out over £2 million pounds in compensation from pavement trips. Over the calendar year, 10,200 claims were brought against councils nationwide under which claimants cited poor maintenance of the pavement as a key factor. The president of the AA, Edmund King added that there was a particular danger in areas where councils have switched off street lights due to cost-saving measures.