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Rough ride: Southern California’s roads rank low in quality




Nearly two-thirds of roads in the Los Angeles and Orange County area are in poor condition. According to a new study released this week by The Road Information Network, (TRIP).
Nearly two-thirds of roads in the Los Angeles and Orange County area are in poor condition. According to a new study released this week by The Road Information Network, (TRIP).
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Southern California has endless sunny days and miles of beautiful beaches, but why are its roads so bad?

Nearly two-thirds of roads in the Los Angeles and Orange County area are in poor condition. According to a new study released this week, poor road conditions cost the average motorist $1,031 a year in vehicle deterioration, increased maintenance, as well as increased fuel consumption, and tire wear.

Do you feel safe driving on Southern California roads? Are road conditions getting better or worse? And what is being done at the state level to improve the roads?

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Guests:

Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy and Research at TRIP, a national transportation research non-profit, based in Washington D.C. - 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 an efficient and safe surface transportation network.

Steve Finnegan, manager of government and community affairs for the Automobile Club of Southern California