The poor condition of roads in Michigan lead to drivers paying an additional of $648 a year on average in vehicle operating costs. This additional cost is a result of the poor road conditions accelerating the rate of depreciation of cars. According to a study, only about 32 percent of Michigan’s major roads were considered to be in good conditions. It is even possible that the poor road conditions lead to car accidents, decreased household and workplace productivity, lost time and additional wasted fuel.
Do you think that the state needs to put aside more money to better the condition of the roads? Where should money be taken from? Have you had experience with poorly kept Michigan roads? Do you think that the poor road conditions will lead to people utilizing public transportation more?