According to a recently released survey from Progressive Insurance, California is ranked 42nd in the nation for motorcyclists. Although California has great weather and beautiful scenery, the poor condition of its roads left it near the bottom of the survey. California ranked 45th among the states for road conditions.
A report released recently from Smart Growth America found that only 30 percent of California’s highways were in good shape, despite the fact that California spends $1.5 billion annually to improve its roads and bridges. According to Caltrans, an extra $4 billion is needed. In the Bay Area alone, the maintenance budget needs to be increased from $351 million per year to $1 billion per year to get its roads into shape, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Common road conditions such as broken asphalt and potholes that may be a nuisance for car and truck drivers can be deadly for motorcyclists. Even experienced motorcyclists need all of their skills to avoid injury when riding on poorly maintained roadways.
It’s unfortunate that California has some of the best weather and most beautiful scenery in the country but some of the worst roads for motorcyclists. Have you been injured on California’s roads? If so, contact Orange County motorcycle accident attorney Don Sjaarda at 714-963-8216. Call today to learn more.