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Quebecers Spend More $$$ On Their Cars Than Any Other Province Thanks To Our Bad Roads

Our extra car costs are double the national average.
Quebecers Spend More $$$ On Their Cars Than Any Other Province Thanks To Our Bad Roads

Poor roads in Quebec cost Quebecers more in car maintenance fees than any other province in Canada, a new report by the Canadian Automobile Association shows.

Nationwide, bad roads are costing Canadians $3 billion in vehicle operating costs each year — and nearly half of that amount can be found in Quebec alone. 

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[rebelmouse-image 26879488 photo_credit="Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) & CPCS" expand=1 original_size="1338x646"] Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) & CPCS

The $1.4 billion Quebecers spend on their cars every year reflects the state of the province's roads, but also the large population of motorists.

Each Quebec driver pays an average of $258 per year on car operating costs, which is double the national average. Albertans pay the least — an average of $64 per year.

According to the report, more than 50% of highway kilometres in Quebec and Nova Scotia are deteriorated or show signs of deterioration. 

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