Salting roads makes them safer and that reduces cost to the public and improves public safety.
However, excess salt or insufficient salt does not reduce costs or improve safety.
Its important that we spread the correct amount of salt and determine and deploy that amount as precisely as we can.
The world is increasingly becoming aware of this as noted in the references below concerning the costs of salting.
Precision DeIcing lowers costs and improves safety. SaltWyze can help you.
The chemical cost of salting our roads – March 4, 2022
America’s Obsession with Road Salt is Hurting Freshwater ECOSystems and Our Drinking Water – Feb 28, 2022
Road salt is bad for the environment: What are some alternatives – Feb 1, 2022
Detroit Ch 4 News
Study Shows Critical Need to Reduce Use of Road Salt in Winter, Suggests Best Practices – Dec 9, 2021
University of Toledo
Road salts, human safety, and the rising salinity of our fresh waters – Nov 15, 2021