IT might come as no surprise that a new survey has found that potholes are the number one frustration for motorists.

A survey of 2,000 road users found the craggy gaps in the road surface were more irritating than tailgaters, drivers failing to use their indicators, and even breaking down.

And according to Flintshire and Wrexham motorists some of the worst roads are right here in North Wales.

We asked Leader readers in Flintshire and Wrexham to let us know about the worst roads in the region for potholes.

Alex Cunningham said: "There are hundreds along the A525 from Wrexham to Whitchurch and currently lots of hazards with water pouring off fields and drains aren't maintained so they are all blocked up causing really bad driving conditions."

Emma Williams said the road to Elfed high school in Buckley "is an absolute nightmare, they "fix" some every so often then others get worse, it doesn't help matters that there's a huge tree and its roots also lifting up the road right at the entrance as well".

She added: "Although there's a lot of roads in Buckley with massive pot holes."

Nadine Balderstone said: "Summerhill road! Last night after work all three cars blow outs from the same pot hole!"

Paul Fleetham, managing director of contracting at Tarmac, which commissioned the study ahead of National Pothole Day today (January 15), said: “Potholes may seem like a minor problem - but they cause millions of people financial and physical damage each year.

“Our research shows that the vast majority of city-dwellers are fed up with the inconvenience they cause.

“It is therefore essential that road maintenance in England and Wales receives adequate government funding, something we believe is essential for local authorities to ensure they can deliver lasting road maintenance solutions.

“We need to move to a longer-term proactive approach to funding that focuses on the social value of our roads, managing the network as a vital asset with proper preventative structural maintenance."

According to the research, 43 per cent of drivers have had their car damaged by a pothole.

The top cause of damage to vehicles was a burst tyre (44 per cent), ahead of damaged wheels (36 per cent).

And, with the average motorists having to navigate 18 holes in the roads when travelling from their home to the nearest shop, that is a lot of repair bills.