Road to shame
WE HAVE just returned from a month's trip to the United States where we drove over 2000 km through Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, on both interstate highways and secondary highways.
These roads were nearly always, at the least, dual carriageways, where trucks behaved civilly and where there were no experiences of road rage, tailgating etc.
We know this quality of roads criss-crosses the States, covering tens of thousands of kilometres.
The Australian federal government and NSW state government should hang their collective heads in shame in so far as they, after much procrastination, have not been able to complete just one, very needed, dual carriage highway between the two most populous capital cities on the eastern seaboard.
We are an affluent, sophisticated first world country who prides itself with a "can-do" image.
This however, is not good enough. Shame, shame, shame.