Mass. has bad road conditions, but good teen drivers

Massachusetts ranked 46th for road quality

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A new survey found that Massachusetts is one of the worst states to drive in when it comes to road conditions, but one of the best for teen drivers.

The survey from Wallethub ranked Massachusetts in 46th place for road quality. For one western Mass. resident, the ranking doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Veronica Machado said the streets are always littered with potholes during winter time, which she can understand, but come spring and summer times, she doesn’t think it gets much better. “It seems like every street you drive on to, there’s this huge pothole waiting for your tires to flatten it. We constantly have to fix our tires which cost us a lot of money,” said Veronica.

MassDOT said if you see a pothole, report it. You can call them at 857-368-4636. In the same survey, the research ranked Massachusetts as the 6th best state for teenage drivers. The summer is a popular time for teens to get their license.

The Wallethub website said out of all 50 states, Massachusetts received the highest grade possible for its distracted driving laws. Massachusetts also ranks 6th for the fewest teen driver fatalities, and came in 8th place for having the fewest teen drunk driving incidents.

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