SoCal roads, fuel waste cost each driver nearly $3K per year, study says

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A new study done by the National Transportation Research Group shows not only are Southern California roads in trouble, but they're costing each driver thousands of dollars a year. (KABC)

A new study done by the National Transportation Research Group shows not only are Southern California roads in trouble, but they're costing each driver thousands of dollars a year.

About 83 percent of major roads in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana are in poor to mediocre condition, which costs each driver about $892 per year in car repairs.

Then there's the fuel wasted during the 80 hours Angelenos sit in traffic every year, and it's another $1,711. If you add in crash costs, that's nearly $3,000 per driver each year.

The study also found that 8 percent of bridges in Southern California are structurally deficient, and that 23 percent of them are functionally obsolete.

To learn more about the study, you can check out the group's website at www.tripnet.org.
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