COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A new report says Columbus motorists are paying more to maintain their cars because of rough road conditions.
The report, released by Trip, a nonprofit transportation research group, says rough roads and bridges, congestion, and a lack of preferable safety conditions are causing Georgia drivers nearly $2,000 because of the effect they have on your car.
The research findings were presented earlier today, February 18, at the Columbus Consolidated Government center.
"The report found that here in the Columbus area the average motorist is spending an additional $1,199 annually that's additional cost maintaining your car because it's getting beat up in rough conditions in many cases," says Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy and Research.
The research study has regional data from Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon and Savannah.