Still plodding through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina over 15 months later, Louisiana has displaced Pennsylvania as having the worst roads in the nation. Never having taken the top spot in the worst roads category, Louisiana is no rookie to the top five on the Highway Report Card, a survey conducted by Overdrive Magazine.

Truck drivers state that I-10 alone is bad enough to qualify Louisiana for the "worst roads" crown; but the rest of the roads are not much better. Hurricane Katrina left nearly everything in its wake a complete disaster in southern Louisiana, but neighboring Texas seems to have fared much better.

Texas was voted number one for not only the best roads, but the best "four-wheelers" (drivers) category as well.

See all of the categories and the results after the jump

[Sources: PRNewswire, OverdriveOnline]


More than 400 readers responded to this year's survey. Each category is based on a separate question.

WORST ROADS

1. Louisiana
2. Pennsylvania
3. California
4. Illinois
5. Michigan

BEST ROADS

1. Texas
2. Florida
3. Tennessee
4. Georgia
5. Virginia

WORST ROAD

1. I-10 Louisiana
2. I-80 Pennsylvania
3. I-40 Arkansas
4. I-5 California
5. I-40 Oklahoma

BEST ROAD

1. I-40 Tennessee
2. I-20 Texas
3. I-75 Florida
4. I-80 Ohio
5. I-81 Virginia

MOST IMPROVED ROAD

1. I-40 Arkansas
2. (tie) I-44 Missouri & I-80 Pennsylvania
3. I-70 Missouri
4. I-30 Arkansas
5. I-10 Texas

WORST FOUR-WHEELERS

1. California
2. New York
3. Illinois
4. New Jersey
5. Florida

BEST FOUR-WHEELERS

1. Texas
2. Montana
3. California
4. Wisconsin
5. Tennessee

TOUGHEST TRUCK INSPECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

1. California
2. Ohio
3. Virginia
4. Pennsylvania
5. Texas

WEAKEST TRUCK INSPECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

1. Alabama
2. Oklahoma
3. Texas
4. West Virginia
5. Nevada


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