LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A new study says that the pavement on the roads in Los Angeles ranks among the worst in the U.S.

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According to the survey conducted by TRIP, a national transportation group, nearly two-thirds of L.A.’s streets are poorly paved and may pose a threat to drivers — along with their wallets.

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Roads in poor condition are typically marked by potholes, uneven pavement, and cratering, issues that aren’t unfamiliar to many Southland drivers. But the financial cost of fixing these problems — or not fixing them — may ultimately determine if the city can improve its standing for 2011.