What’s Your Worst Road? CAA Atlantic Campaign Update

Saint John, NB – Earlier this month, CAA launched the third Worst Roads campaign for Atlantic Canada. To date some 3,306 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.

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

  1. Cape John Road, River John, Nova Scotia
  2. Forties Road, New Ross, Nova Scotia
  3. Foxbrook Road, Hopewell, Nova Scotia
  4. Hanwell Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  5. Nova Scotia 203, Kemptville, Nova Scotia
  6. Two Roads Tied
    1. Kempt Head Road, Ross Ferry, Nova Scotia
    2. Ridge Road, Digby, Nova Scotia
  7. Rothesay Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick
  8. Balmoral Road, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
  9. Fredericton Road, Salisbury, New Brunswick
  10. South River Lake Road, Guysborough, Nova Scotia

 

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 Road qualifies 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. 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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