winter wear and tear on the streets

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The verdict is in: northeast Ohio roads are terrible. Truck drivers know better than most.

“This is a brand new truck and when I hit a pothole it feels like I’m going to fly off the road. They are really big,” complained trucker Pam Pendergrass.

If that wasn’t enough, the national transportation research groupTRIP released a study ranking Cleveland and Akron with the 6th and 11th worst roadways in the country, respectively.

The report takes into consideration pavement conditions of freeways, interstates, and major arteries.

According to the study, driving on such terrible roads really does a number on your vehicle, depreciating its value and increasing fuel consumption, maintenance costs, and tire wear.

TRIP research estimates you spend an extra $845 if you regularly drive in Cleveland, an extra $797 in Akron.

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