(STACKER) – When it comes to the daily reality of driving on country roads, statistics are one thing, but actually put up with a lot of cracks, bundles and potholes – this is something you can only really measure by feedback from your colleagues. drivers. Recent summary report The National Nonprofit Research Organization TRIP found that 40% of U.S. roads, including highways, highways, and local roads, are in poor or mediocre condition, resulting in an average cost per driver of $ 621 per year to repair a car. and maintenance. Considering the total number of drivers in the United States, those few hundred dollars per driver total $ 141 billion.
While this is a staggering figure, it doesn’t have much of an impact on how degraded roads affect the average person. Oddly enough, you would be lucky enough to go to social media to look at the gross frustration and inconvenience that a normal pothole can cause. As such, Contributor looked at the data from Clunker Junker rank each state according to the number of complaints about potholes registered on Twitter per 1,000 km, or 621 miles, of road.
Continue reading to see how your staff is complying with the complaints of their own drivers, or read the national history here.
South Carolina in numbers
– Complaints about potholes: 5 for every 1000 km of road
A September 2021 report by the national nonprofit TRIP states that 43% of South Carolina’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition. This applies to statistical benefits in context given that fact 465 million tons of cargo each year passes through the state, and by 2040 this figure is expected to grow by 65%. However, since 2018, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has implemented about 4,000 road projects, so perhaps the pothole may soon become smaller than feared.
Potholes aren’t just a curse of states that set aside a lot of salt in the winter – causing breaks or flakes on the pavement – and it’s not just a curse of drier regions where the sun hits the asphalt with a relentless year – a round force. They are ubiquitous across the country. The potholes are actually caused, for the most part, by a combination of water absorption, freeze-thaw cycles, heat, and good old-fashioned wear and tear, making every city, county, and state of America mature for their development.
Find out which states have the most and least complaints about potholes.
The states with the most complaints are potholes
№1. Rhode Island: 23.4 complaints per 1,000 km of road
№ 2. Hawaii: 20.6 complaints for every 1,000 km of road
№3. New York: 20.5 complaints for every 1,000 miles of road
№ 4. Massachusetts: 18.7 complaints for every 1,000 miles of road
№ 5. California: 18.4 complaints per 1,000 km of road
States with the least complaints of potholes
№1. Idaho: 0.4 complaints per 1,000 km of road
№ 2. Wyoming: 0.6 complaints per 1,000 km of road
№3. Montana (Equilibrium): 0.8 complaints per 1,000 km of road
№3. New Mexico (equivalent): 0.8 complaints per 1,000 km of road
№ 4. South Dakota: 1 complaint for every 1,000 miles of road
№ 5. Iowa: 1.1 complaints for every 1,000 miles of road