Driving on rough roads costs New York motorists a total of $6.3 billion annually in extra vehicle operating costs, according to a new report.

The report, published by national transportation research group TRIP, said costs included accelerated vehicle depreciation, additional repair costs, increased fuel consumption and tire wear.

The state’s locally and state-maintained roads, highways and bridges face ‘a significant challenge in the need to improve conditions and traffic safety’, the report claimed.

‘Conditions and safety of New York’s roads and bridges’ was published in March 2015.