The negative consequences of bumpy asphalt go far beyond road safety issues, although these are of enormous importance. In addition to its direct effects on the increase in accident cases, a road in poor condition reports several additional drawbacks that are indirectly linked.
Some of them are:
- Difficulty of access between territories
- Increased vehicle fuel consumption by up to 34% and therefore increased CO₂ emissions
- Reduced vehicle life by approximately 25%, as the car suffers more to counteract the effects of poor asphalt
It is also convenient to clarify that, when referring to irregularities and repairs of the asphalt, in addition to talking about potholes, worn paint and signs that are not seen correctly, among others, are also included. Therefore, it is important to bear in mind that proper asphalt maintenance can extend the useful life of roads between 20 and 30 years on average.