The poor condition of roads in the south-west is similar to "on-road off-roading", according to Member for Western Victoria Bev McArthur.
Mrs McArthur said in parliament last week she was shocked by the poor state of the Glenelg Highway,.
She said the stretch between Hamilton and Dunkeld was particularly bad.
"I have frequently raised the appalling potholes on regional roads in Victoria, but on my trip just last week the state of disrepair was more like craters than potholes," Mrs McArthur said.
"An ordinary sedan will not cut it in Western Victoria now; you need a four-wheel drive or an SUV-just another reason we are still yet to see fleets of Priuses and Teslas," she said.
"My question for the (Roads) minister is: what is the cost of the damage done by this on-road off-roading, how does VicRoads publicise that compensation is available and how much is paid out annually to the unfortunate motorists and commercial vehicle owners of Western Victoria Region and beyond?"
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