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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDFW.COM) – When it comes to Texas roads, a new report suggests their poor quality costs drivers thousands a year.

In a report to be released Tuesday, the Washington, D.C. based transportation research group TRIP claims that Texas drivers lose a total of $23.2 billion each year.

TRIP Spokeswoman Carolyn Bonifas says that breaks down to over $1,500 a year for each driver.

The organization says the costs are a result of driving on roads that are congested, deteriorated or lack some desirable safety features.

Bonifas says if the state repaired the roads it would actually cost less than the impact it has on drivers.

Bonifas does say the financial impact to each driver has gone slightly down since their last report in 2010.

The complete report is due out Tuesday morning at a press conference at DFW International Airport.

For more information, check out tripnet.org.