What’s Your Worst Road? CAA Atlantic Campaign Attracts Votes

Saint John, NB – Earlier this month, CAA Atlantic launched the third Worst Roads campaign for Atlantic Canada. To date some 1,596 Atlantic Canadians have cast a vote for a Worst Road. The campaign is running through to May 31, 2013.

CAA Members as well as non-Members, drivers and non-drivers from across Atlantic Canada, are invited to have a say and submit a vote for their Worst Road. Vote online at www.atlantic.caa.ca/worstroads. All voters will have a chance to win a $500, CAA Automotive gift certificate.

To date, the top ten, leading Worst Roads in the region are:

  1. Cape John Road, River John, Nova Scotia
  2. Foxbrook Road, Hopewell, Nova Scotia
  3. Ridge Road, Digby, Nova Scotia
  4. Fortis Road, New Ross, Nova Scotia
  5. Rothesay Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick
  6. Balmoral Road, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
  7. Two Roads Tied
    1. Fredericton Road, Sailsbury, New Brunswick
    2. Nova Scotia 203, Kempville, Nova Scotia
  8. New Brunswick 122, Skiff Lake, New Brunswick
  9. South River Lake Road, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
  10. Hanwell Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick

 

At the close of the campaign on May 31, the results will be tabulated. A top list of Atlantic Canada’s Worst Roads will be published featuring the most voted for roads in the region.

A Worst Roadqualifies as a “worst” if it is in disrepair with potholes, fissures, cracks, and even sinkholes. They could also include poorly designed roads or ones that are too narrow for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to share safely.

Roads and driving safety is a priority for CAA Atlantic. Poor road conditions affect us all through increased vehicle repair costs, insurance claims, work compensation, healthcare costs and precious time and energy wasted in traffic congestion. The Worst Roads campaign puts a spotlight on troublesome and even dangerous road conditions with a goal to engage municipalities and other levels of government to take action and make repairs or changes.  

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is a federation of nine clubs providing more than 5.6 million Members with exceptional emergency roadside service, complete automotive and travel services, Member Rewards and comprehensive insurance services. CAA also advocates on issues of concern to its Members, including road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection.

For more information contact:

Gary Howard
Vice President Communications
Phone: (506) 649-6288; 1-800-471-1611
Fax: (506) 649-6890
Email: ghoward@atlantic.caa.ca

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