REGINA, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, CAA Saskatchewan announced the dates of the 2019 CAA Worst Roads Campaign which are April 17 to May 8. The announcement was featured via video with the help of Carmella Park, owner of Ballet to Broadway, 232 High Street West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. High Street West was voted as the #1 Worst Road in the 2018 CAA Worst Roads campaign. According to Park; "The street was in bad shape for the previous 8 months, but once the 2018 worst roads campaign was over, the road was fixed. I have to say it's the best it's ever been."
During the 2019 CAA Worst Roads campaign, Saskatchewan motorists, cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians can nominate and vote for the worst roads they have travelled on. Saskatchewan has over 228,000 km of roads, more than any other province. That's a lot of road to cover which is why the campaign exists: To invite as many road users as possible to identify and vote for the roads – municipal or provincial – that is a concern to them for their safety and the safety of others. What exactly is a worst road? Typically, worst roads have potholes or crumbling pavement, poor road signs, lack of cycling or walking infrastructure, or traffic congestion.
Here's how to nominate and vote for your worst road:
Select a road - municipal or provincial - and a specific segment or section
Identify what type of road user you are – motorist, cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian and select the 'problem' from the provided drop-down menu
Vote - one vote per road per email every 24 hours
The 2019 CAA Saskatchewan Worst Roads campaign will be monitored with identification of the current top 10 nominated roads via weekly news releases on caask.ca/news and through CAA's social media channels including Facebook and Twitter. During the voting process, photos of nominated worst roads can be uploaded but please ensure photos are taken from a safe location. The results of the 2019 CAA Saskatchewan Worst Roads campaign will be revealed on May 9, 2019 and shared with decision makers, government officials, and media.
Advocating for better roads and safety for all road users is a priority for CAA Saskatchewan.
CAA Saskatchewan serves approximately 183,000 Members, offering benefits and services through its non-profit motor club, and through its travel and insurance agencies, and the CAA Car Care Centre at Regina Battery Depot. CAA also advocates for motorists and travellers, provides consumer education, supports traffic safety programs and addresses related public policy issues.
SOURCE CAA Saskatchewan
For further information: Christine Niemczyk, Director, Corporate Communications, CAA Saskatchewan, 306.791.4327, [email protected]