Posted in: Travel,
by Patrick DeHaan on Oct 30, 2013 01:00 PM
A transportation research group recently released its updated report on roads in urban areas across the U.S. and the news certainly isn't good.
According to TRIP study, 27% of major urban roads are in substandard condition. Another 27% are in "mediocre" condition. Only 31% are in "good" condition.
Drivers suffer from more than bumpy rides, as bad conditions hurt fuel economy and make repairs and maintenance more necessary.
TRIP estimates that the average American driver loses $377 every year.
That's $80 billion for the whole country.
Of course, roads are worse in some areas than others. TRIP ran the numbers for urban areas with 500,000 people or more. Note the graphic for the areas with the highest percentage of roads in poor condition.