CAA Publishes Worst Roads List - Poor Road Conditions Can Be More Than a Pain In the Butt

June 15, 2021, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

CAA put out its annual call for members to report the worst roads in Ontario and the results are in. Fortunately, Waterloo Region isn't on the winner list for the last 10 years.

Other places are repeat offenders! Hamilton, Prince Edward County and Toronto have managed to "Win" several times each.

Ontario's Top 10 Worst Roads

Here is a roundup of Ontario's Top 10 Worst Roads in 2021.

  1. Victoria Road, Prince Edward County
  2. Carling Ave, Ottawa
  3. Barton Street East, Hamilton
  4. County Road 49, Prince Edward County
  5. Eglinton Ave East, Toronto
  6. Hunt Club Road, Ottawa
  7. Eglinton Ave West, Toronto
  8. Innes Road, Ottawa
  9. Algonquin Blvd West, Timmins
  10. Queen St, Kingston

We did make the list for the Top 5 in Western Ontario though! In fact Kitchener has managed two 'winners'

  1. York Road Guelph
  2. Colborne Street North Simcoe
  3. King Street East Kitchener
  4. Adelaide Street North London
  5. River Road East Kitchener

Why are bad roads bad for everyone?

Bad roads aren't just an inconvenience for drivers and other road users. They are a hazard and cause millions of dollars in damage annually in the province. The condition of the road can contribute to car accidents when drivers swerve to avoid potholes or are forced to suddenly slow down.

The road condition can also contribute to personal injuries. Cyclists and motorcycle drivers can suffer serious personal injury as a result of hitting potholes. Car drivers can also be injured when hitting large faults in the road.

The damage to vehicles due to road hazards is also considerable in Ontario. In fact, the CAA found that poor roads cost Canadian drivers $3 Billion annually.

What can you are injured or had car damage when you hit a pothole?

Did you know that you can claim your damage under some car insurance policies or to the municipality for the damage done to your car? If you suffer a personal injury when you hit a pothole then you can make a claim for benefits through your car insurance.]

According to Canadian Underwriting Magazine, "pothole damage is covered under optional auto insurance policies and the city can be held liable, but it’s very difficult to be successful in a pothole damage claim against the city. If a personal injury results, then statutory accident benefits might be available."

Potholes really can be a giant pain in the butt! If you've been seriously injured in an accident caused by poor road conditions contact the experienced personal injury lawyers here at Deutschmann Personal Injury Law.

 

 

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