TORONTO, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Time is running out to vote for the worst road in Ontario.
Only seven days remain in CAA's annual Worst Roads campaign. Ontarians are encouraged to visit www.worstroads.ca and nominate the bridge, highway or street in their neighbourhood with crumbling pavement, traffic jams or poorly timed traffic lights.
"This is your opportunity to add your voice to the campaign and help draw attention to Ontario's deteriorating roads," said Faye Lyons, Government Relations, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO). "In order for your local and provincial politicians to take action, CAA needs your vote."
Since the campaign began in late March, CAA SCO has rolled into 12 cities including Toronto, Belleville, Chatham, Hamilton, Kitchener, Kingston, London, Oshawa, Peterborough, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor in search of the worst roads in the province.
To date, CAA has received approximately 6,000 votes. Over the course of the campaign, voters have expressed their frustrations about roads in their communities, including: 'full of potholes and cracks for years now, it's embarrassing' and 'the roads have been torn up and patched so many times that they are a mess.'
Ontarians can cast their ballot at www.worstroads.ca until April 24th. You can nominate as many different roads as you like, but you can't vote for the same road twice.
Once voting has closed, CAA will compile a list of the Top Ten Worst Roads in Ontario and make recommendations to the provincial and municipal governments. The Top Ten list will be revealed in May.
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.
For further information:
Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, [email protected], Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Internal/External PR Specialist, [email protected], Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.