Survey: Pennsylvania has worst roads in US
Feb 1, 2006 12:00 PM
For the second consecutive year and the fifth time in a decade, truckers say Pennsylvania has the worst roads in the nation, according to the annual Highway Report Card survey of active heavy-truck drivers. Among the chief complaints: the conditions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 78 and I-80, and poor signage.
For the second year in a row, Texas has the best roads.
The survey not only ranked roads, but also the drivers who travel them. Roughly two-thirds of respondents say road rage increased during the past year, with 36% calling the jump significant. The worst automobile drivers are in California, followed by Illinois and New York.
When it comes to safety, survey participants reasserted findings from years past: California has the nation's toughest truck inspections, while Alabama has the most lax. More than 37% of respondents placed California tops on inspections. Alabama, on the other hand, has experienced a shortage of state troopers for several years.
Rated as the worst highway is I-10 in Louisiana; the best-rated highway is Interstate 75 in Florida. The most improved highway is I-40 Arkansas, according to the survey.
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