Recently, Stacker.com took a look at data from The Clunker Junker to rank every state according to how many pothole complaints are registered on Twitter per 621 miles of road. (Staten Island Advance/ Bill Lyons) Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Ka-thump! When it comes to the daily realities of driving on the nation’s worn-out roadways, statistics are one thing, but the horror of actually putting up with them is something best measured by feedback from actual drivers.
Recently, Stacker.com took a look at data from The Clunker Junker to rank every state according to how many pothole complaints are registered on Twitter per 621 miles of road.
Sure enough, potholes aren’t limited to big cities or country backroads. And they’re not more prevalent on warmer climates or snow-covered regions.
Potholes are caused, for the most part, by water absorption, freeze-thaw cycles, heat, and wear and tear, which makes every city, county and state in America vulnerable to their development.
New Yorkers probably won’t be surprised to see how high the Empire State placed among the rankings. Nearby New Jersey isn’t looking too good either. But which state had the fewest complaints? That honor belongs to the state of Idaho.
Keep reading to see how states stacked up according to complaints by their own drivers, as reported by Stacker.com.
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