A new report released by the transportation research group, TRIP, found that poor road conditions cost Bay State motorists more than $8 billion per year.

Here on the South Coast, the report found that motorists spend more than $1,600 per year due to damage caused to their vehicles, time lost waiting in traffic, and the economic costs of serious traffic accidents.

Rocky Morretti, TRIP's Director of Policy and Research says that on the South Coast that the condition of the area's roads and bridges is not only costing money but also endangering lives.

Moretti says repairs such as proper lighting, rumble strips, and improved intersection can help to greatly improve safety on local roadways.

A copy of the report is available here.

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