Just drove from Fairbanks, AK to Seattle. Canada's highways are scarry! Especially highway 37!
Watch out for the Moose, they don't move!
It has to be the sparse populations of the Yukon and British Columbia as well as the terrain that freak people out . The roads in Atlantic Canada seem to be a totally different beast. Though even Atlantic Canada has Moose warnings, and yeah...the Moose don't move.
In what way are they scarry?
The lack of paved shoulders and sufficient maintenance do indeed make them a little scarier to drive on than the American highways I've driven on.
The last time we traveled to Nova Scotia the highways were pretty nice.I remember giving a signal to change lanes and the driver actually slowed down to let me in.Found the drivers to very courteous .
new hampshire has moose/elk warnings. In Michigan watch out for flying turkeys.
It is a rather generalized statement. When in Canada, I have done most of my driving in Ontario and a little in Quebec. I have not had any issues with highways. Granted I have mostly stuck to the majors like 15 and 20 in Quebec, and the 400 series and regional highways in Ontario. The worst roads I have been on in Ontario were in downtown Toronto where everything seemed to be torn up and patched. Not unlike parts of New York City. Still I find many of Ontario's highways to be in better shape than those in New York, the Thruway being a notable exception since it is funded with tolls.
quote] In Michigan watch out for flying turkeys.[/quote]
And don't forget the deer. There are more deer killed on the road then by hunters.
no where near as SCARRY as the US roads I've driven on. Except you pay to use those SCARRY roads
To clarify...Highway 37 is scarry. Long strips of it does not have any lines and there were no shoulders. It was very nerve wrecking to drive around mountains and hills with very little protection on my side in case of vehicle failure, ect.
Just my thoughts.
What do you think caused all the scars?
I've seen scrapers that scarred roads in preparation for new asphault... difficult driving for motorcycles.
One must keep in mind that Canada has more land mass than the US and 1/10th of the population. We only have so much money to go around, especially when you're talking some pretty rural areas, in British Columbia, Alberta, etc.
On the good side, much of the gas that you used while traveling in the American portion of your trip was likely refined from Canadian oil.
Am I correct to state that much of the Alaskan Highway is gravel.
Now when you get into our more populated provinces, such as Ontario and Quebec, I would say that our roads are equivalent. Our major highways do have paved shoulders, but we likely have gravel shoulders on the rural roads.
It can also be said that the Moose in any part of Canada, DO NOT MOVE. But I think that can be said for American Moose also.
I have spent a lot of time on the roads of western Canada, and I have to agree that many of the roads out here could be improved. The lack of paved shoulders on some highways - even the TransCanada in Manitoba - is a major safety concern. However the Cassiar Highway (Highway 37 through northern BC) is cut through the mountains with forest on all sides and it is pretty rough hewn by any standards. But I find driving on the interstate through Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City much scarier!
"And don't forget the deer. There are more deer killed on the road then by hunters."
all my friends the WK Kellogg ANGB are on their second deer with their cars.
IBut I find driving on the interstate through Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City much scarier!
actually I think driving in Boston is the worst, Houston a real close second.
Sadly, I have hit four deer and one pronghorn in the past 30 years. And I'm not a hunter!
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