Driving on San Diego area roads that are deteriorated, congested and that lack some desirable safety features costs the average driver $1,941 annually.
The money is due to additional vehicle operating costs (VOC) as a result of driving on rough roads, the cost of lost time and wasted fuel due to congestion, and the financial cost of traffic crashes.
California drivers lose a total of $61 billion each year as a result of driving on deficient roads.
The report is from TRIP. Founded in 1971, TRIP ® of Washington, DC, is a nonprofit organization that researches, evaluates and distributes economic and technical data on surface transportation issues. TRIP is sponsored by insurance companies, equipment manufacturers, distributors and suppliers; businesses involved in highway and transit engineering and construction; labor unions; and organizations concerned with efficient and safe surface transportation.
The report can be found HERE.