Seventy percent of motorists who will be traveling this summer are concerned about poor roadway conditions or being stuck in traffic, a new survey by AAA found.
“This survey shows that drivers are frustrated with the condition of our roads and bridges. We also know that while low gas prices are getting people back behind the wheel this summer, bad roads can hit them hard in the pocket,” Jill Ingrassia, AAA managing director of government relations and traffic safety advocacy, said in a statement May 16.
“Americans rely on our nation’s roads and bridges every day, and it is important that they are safe,” she added.
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The survey’s results also found 48% of drivers are concerned there will be too much traffic this summer, while 36% said they think the roads and bridges will be unsafe.
According to AAA, bad roads cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs over the past five years. For the survey, 1,006 adults were interviewed between April 28 and May 1. The margin of error is 3.1%.
AAA is among myriad transportation groups that have urged policymakers to increase funding for infrastructure projects.