Roads are expensive. They are expensive to build and they are expensive to maintain. As time goes on and wear and tear progresses, roads can turn into hazardous, potentially fatal modes of transportation.
Potholes can destroy the alignment of a car and bumpy pavement can make maneuvering through your commute a hard task to complete safely.
According to a TripNet analysis of Federal Highway Administration study, 27% of Texas’s roads are rated as “poor”—and they are in good company. All 50 states suffer from a percentage of “poor” roadways.
Roads across the United States are in pretty sad conditions, which can be mostly attributed to a lack of funds. The Highway Trust Fund, which is a transportation fund in the United States that receives money from the federal fuel tax (18.4 cents per gallon on gasoline and 24.4 cents a gallon of diesel fuel).
Many Texans consider Interstate 35 in Austin, the state’s capital, to be the absolute worst stretch of road in the entire state. The specific stretch of I-35 that travels past UT-Austin and downtown Austin is particularly horrible, as it is also one of the most congested points on that overly-damaged road.
Proposition 7, which was approved by Texan voters back in November of last year, will provide up to a potential $2.5 billion dollars a year for the roads and their overall improvement.
It is incredibly important that the roads in Texas are safe to travel upon. If the roads are not safe, and the conditions they offer to drivers are not safe, then the outcome could be disastrous.
You need to be sure to stay safe and alert while operating your vehicle on the roads of Texas. Be sure to avoid all forms of distracted driving and ensure your tires are up to snuff and that your car is working properly.
If you or someone you know find yourself in an accident thanks to bad road conditions, contact Jarvis & Garcia Law Firm for the legal assistance you can trust and deserve.