Road Conditions Cost Drivers More Than Time
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.
Thanks to Jeffrey Goodman