Chances are you have encountered a pothole (or two, three…ok…perhaps more) while driving the streets of Houston and even the Lone Star state. According to a new study, not only are you damaging your nerves and car during that bumpy ride, but as a commuter in Houston you are wasting approximately 28 gallons of gas in traffic.
If that is not enough to make you grumble while that great road ahead of you crumbles, the new report released from TRIP, a national transportation research group, further indicates that Houstonians pay more than other drivers in the state due to damaged roads and traffic congestion.
Here is also another surprising finding from the TRIP report: 47 per cent of major roads in Houston are in poor or satisfactory condition.
According to a TRIP researcher, Houston motorists spend more than $1,000 a year on traffic congestion; the figure is more than drivers in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.
TRIP also found that because of traffic congestion and the bumpy and buckling roads, Texas drivers spend approximately $23 billion a year. The TRIP researcher also found that current transportation funding levels in Texas do not cover the cost of maintaining Texas roads; unfortunately that translates into a price tag for Texas drivers that will do nothing but rise for the time being.
Given all that our well-being and cars go through on these Texas roads, check out the video below that shares tips on replacing your shocks and suspension system in your car:
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