It is no exaggeration, and there is often no opportunity to avoid driving into them because of cars parked either side of the road.
These photographs were taken at the Battlefield monument right outside the Victoria Infirmary (one of the two southside hospitals in Glasgow city). I pity the occupants of ambulances that have to deal with these pot holes on a daily basis!
Mind you, according to a news story I read, the repairs are never done very well. It’s all one big money-spinning racket. We’re going to pot (holes) — and, yes, things are still getting worse!