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Types of Bad Roads

According the recent reports from the World Health Organization, about 1.3 million people are killed each and every year in some kind of motor vehicle accident. In addition to the 1.3 million traffic fatalities, anywhere from 20 to 50 million people and either disabled or injured in some way due to a car crash annually. As the world continues to feel the effects of the dangers that come with driving on the roads and highways throughout the world, many improvements have been made to deter the number of collisions occurring each year. From developments in vehicle safety to increases in safe driving education, the entire world has really pulled together in an attempt to reduce the injuries and deaths occurring every year due to traffic crashes.

In Connecticut, one issue has persistently been raised as a glaring reason for many of the auto accidents taking place each day. Unsafe road conditions play an enormous role in any driver’s ability to safely navigate from point A to point B. Based on the study from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation, approximately 50 percent of the roads and streets throughout American are in bad condition. A massive effort to change the current state of road conditions must be made amongst the individual states as well as the entire country. Regardless of the types of bad roads, Connecticut motorists must be aware of the potential dangers that exist within their roads and highways.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has traveled throughout Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and all of the major cities in Connecticut. Our personal injury attorneys are well aware of the unsafe conditions of many of the frequently navigated roads in the state. If you or a loved one has suffered any injuries from a traffic collision due to dangerous road conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Types of Bad Roads

The state of Connecticut conducted a recent study claiming the costly effects bad road conditions have on the region as a whole. According to the study, conducted by a national research group, Connecticut spends approximately $2.7 billion annually due to the various types of bad roads. From unsafe bridges to bumpy roads and congested streets, Connecticut is truly falling behind when it comes to maintaining a safe system for its primary roads, highways, and bridges.

As the state continues to resolve this issues through government mandates and additional funding, all Connecticut motorists must be aware of the many dangers that currently exist on the roads and highways today. While some collisions are certainly unavoidable, having a solid basis of knowledge in regard to that to look out for will prove to be incredibly helpful. A large portion of defensive driving lies in being proactive to avoid the hazards involved in operating a vehicle. Being aware of the various types of bad roads in which a driver may encounter can greatly reduce the likelihood of a traffic crash. The following types of bad roads are most commonly come across throughout Connecticut.


When significant chunks of either blacktop or asphalt are missing from the roads, a number of severe accidents may occur. Unfortunately, however, potholes can be very difficult to spot while driving. When a pothole is discovered, it is important for the driver to notify the government in order to get the issue fixed as soon as possible.

Shoulder Drop-Off

A drop-off area on the street refers to the shoulder of road sitting about two inches or more under the road’s surface. Shoulder drop-offs are another extremely dangerous road hazard which causes a significant number of collisions each year.

Slick Roads

Hydroplaning causes a massive number of traffic collisions in the United States annually. When slippery surfaces are present, there may be a “Slippery When Wet” sign, all motorists must pay attention to signage in order to adjust driving habits accordingly.

Ice Patches

Even when no rain or snow is present, ice patches may form in the road. When Connecticut temperatures drop, motorists must be aware that ice patches may be present in isolated areas on the road.

Oil and Chip

When left for a long period of time, oil and chip regions on the road may become slippery. This refers to temporary fixes on the streets prior to resurfacing.

Construction Work Zones

When uneven roads or lane shifts are present, drivers must be on hyper-alert. Far too many auto accidents take place in work zones each year, as motorists fail to follow traffic signage and warnings in regard to construction ahead.

Let the Power of Perkins Work for You

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford. With such an expansive reach, we are able to provide legal service to Connecticut residents across the entire state. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys take pride in our role in the Connecticut community. We believe that it is our duty to protect the rights of all Connecticut motorists in our pursuit of justice for all. The Power of Perkinsrefers to a team of dedicated researchers, investigators, experts, specialists, and attorneys who are all passionate about the law.

If you or a loved one has been involved in motor vehicle crash due to any types of bad roads in Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation to help recover your losses. In a free, no-obligation consultation, our auto accident lawyers will sit down with you to discuss your current legal options and create a plan of action that works for you.

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