I was leaving my office Sunday afternoon when I drove by this SUV which had driven into a huge hole after a water main had ruptured. Fortunately no one was injured, but this could have led to some serious injuries.
It is frightening that Texas’s roads were just rated a D in this report.
Our highways are sometimes designed and maintained poorly and cause crashes. Over the past nearly 40 years, I have seen these road hazards that have led to sometimes catastrophic car and truck wrecks:
- Huge potholes and cracks
- Large debris and standing water
- Inadequate or nonexistent shoulders with steep drop-offs
- Overgrown trees blocking visibility of signs and other vehicles
- Missing or malfunctioning traffic signals and signs
- Poorly designed bridges, curves or grades
- Inadequate lights
- Poorly designed or placed signs
- Dangerous ridging and buckling of pavement Continue reading