Survey finds motorists worried about traffic and trucks
Hazardous road conditions are a concern for all motorists, but truck drivers who utilize the nation's highways on a daily basis to haul freight may be the most affected. Recently, a survey by HNTB Corporation asked the general American public about their thoughts on topics such as highway repairs, trucks on the road and toll fees.
Traffic was an issue addressed during the questionnaire. A little less than half of motorists said they worried about heavy congestion in urban areas.
About one-fourth of Americans who answered the survey suggested that big rigs have a separate lane on major roadways, which could benefit both truckers and motorists to avoid dangerous driving situations. Even if a driver has extensive experience and has taken online truck driving regulation training, other motorists can become anxious while navigating around large vehicles.
To construct these additional lanes, previous data suggests that more than half of taxpaying individuals would allow tolls to fund these projects. In 2007, plans were made to improve the traffic on six main highways throughout the country. The survey indicates that many Americans think the project could be better implemented and completed if toll fees and taxes were used to help propel development and improve conditions quickly and efficiently for all those who use the roads.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Hazardous road conditions are a concern for all motorists, but truck drivers who utilize the nation's highways on a daily basis to haul freight may be the most affected.