Road Conditions Cost Drivers More Than Time

New Department of Transportation data shows that poor road work can lead to hundreds of dollars in extra vehicle costs.
July 3, 2004, 1pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Focusing on Detroit, the Detroit News examines data from both the DOT and the Road Information Center showing how poor road construction passes down hidden costs to drivers in the form of tire wear, structural damage, and metal fatigue. Los Angeles’ drivers, for example, can expect to pay an additional $705 in operating costs beyond routine maintenance because of the worn roads. Cold-weather and high-traffic states rank near the bottom while Georgia's roads were praised for their management.

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Published on Friday, July 2, 2004 in The Detroit News
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