At a news conference yesterday kicking off the Canadian Automobile Association’s annual Worst Roads campaign, reporters were shown how poorly repaired and maintained roads can kill their cars and cost them thousands of dollars.
Besides potholes and raised manhole covers, traffic congestion adds hidden costs in the form of premature wear on brakes and tires, he said.
The Worst Roads campaign has been asking consumers since 2003 to help identify the 20 worst stretches of municipal road in the province. This year, the CAA and the Ontario Road Builders’ Association are tying their message to the upcoming provincial election.
They want voters to urge politicians to devote more of the province’s gasoline taxes to road repairs and maintenance.
All pain, no gain