Driving instructors are rerouting lessons due to poor quality road surfaces, according to the AA.
The AA says there are as many as 1.5m potholes on UK roads, and that instructors are teaching special techniques so learners can deal with the increasing number of potholes.
Edmund King, AA president, 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 themselves.
"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."
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