Our roads not good enough
IF YOU think our roads are in top shape, think again, says this Aussie truck driver.
"Our roads are speed bumps from one end to the other because of so much patch work on top of patch work,” he said.
Jay Flesser shared his thoughts on our Facebook page after a story sharing other truckies' views.
"(There are) big dips in places, roads that are falling apart, roads that you drive on are like driving over grids,” he said.
"Our roads are death trapped and these roads cause fatigue. Because you are continually fighting the roads to keep your truck on them.
"Driving a B-double on these bloody roads, you get bumped up and down, side to side. I could keep going. As a truck driver our roads are the pits.”
Oliver Coppen shared Jay's sentiments.
"In WA it's a challenge to see how many times they can work on one stretch of road,” he said. "When they completed the Great Northern Highway just north or New Norcia it was already sunken in and bleeding thru due to the heat and shoddy condition.”
Paul Thurlow suggested contractors should be "jailed for leaving these dangerous spots on a major highway”, pointing out what he thought was the worst case of "vehicle traps imagined” east of the Logan Motorway in Queensland between Beaudesert Road and Wembly Road.
But driver Glynis Revell, from the UK, said Australian roads weren't that bad.