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buying The Road to Ruin: Potholes Are Costing Drivers $66 Billion a Year

00:56  02 november  2016
00:56  02 november  2016 Source:   thefiscaltimes.com

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Those costs include repairs to damage to vehicles from deteriorating roads and the imposition of additional miles traveled due to congested or unusable roads , according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. The total cost to American motorists is a staggering $ 66 billion a year .

Those costs include repairs to damage to vehicles from deteriorating roads and the imposition of additional miles traveled due to congested or unusable roads , according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. The total cost to American motorists is a staggering $ 66 billion a year .

Anyone who has spent any time in a car recently knows that America’s roads are a mess.

And anyone who follow politics knows why: Repairing those creaking bridges and crumbling roads requires a lot of money: The Federal Highway Administration estimates that it would require $170 billion a year to significantly improve the country’s roads. (Click through the slideshow above to see the 10 states where broken roads cost drivers the most.)

Congress was deadlocked for much of the summer on highway spending and at the end of July passed an emergency extension -- for the 34th time -- to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent for the next three months.

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Отмена. Месяц бесплатно. AAA: Potholes Cost Drivers Billion a Year . 2016 г. The survey found about 20 percent of drivers in the Northeast have sustained pothole damage to their vehicles. Why Google's new self- driving cars could be the safest on the road - Продолжительность: 2:54 The

Hit a pothole , found a pothole , or just fed up with potholes ? With potholes estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and costing motorists an estimated £730 million every year , Potholes .co.uk has been created to help you avoid the cost and misery they cause

That fund gets most of its money from the gas tax, which hasn’t been adjusted for inflation since 1993. Nearly 40 percent of major highways don’t generate enough fuel taxes to cover their maintenance costs, according to an analysis earlier this year by the Center for American Progress.

Meanwhile, the price tag for repairs is growing. The longer a pothole or crevice goes unrepaired, the most expensive it is to fix. The costs are hitting consumers as well as the government, although it’s worse in some states than others. The U.S. Department of Transportation released data in July showing just how many roads are in poor or mediocre condition. (Click here to see the 10 states with the worst roads.)

The data describes the condition of the roads and bridges, and also calculates the additional operating costs that motorists face due to lousy infrastructure. Those costs include repairs to damage to vehicles from deteriorating roads and the imposition of additional miles traveled due to congested or unusable roads, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. The total cost to American motorists is a staggering $66 billion a year.

Chinese drivers are scaring off people who abuse their high beams with creepy decals .
Driving in China just got scarier.The decals, which feature ghostly images and characters from popular horror movies, are hard to see in low light. The spooky images only appear when hit with high beams. The Chinese website Taobao sells several different options for drivers tired of being blinded by careless motorists. The reviewers on the product pages are enthusiastic about the effects.

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