NEW JERSEY – We all know the sound. That vicious clunk, clunk your car makes whenever it hits a pothole.
Potholes start forming in winter and early spring temperatures change frequently. First, snow and ice melt and seep into the pavement. Then, when the temperature drops again, the water refreezes and expands, cracking the road and opening up a pothole.
Even a seemingly small pothole can produce a surprisingly large amount of damage. According to AAA, U.S. drivers spend nearly $3 billion a year fixing damage caused by potholes.
According to QuoteWizard, New Jersey ranks 7th when it comes to the worst pothole problems.
To determine where potholes are most prevalent, QuoteWizard analyzed Google search statistics over the last year. The full report It includes rankings for all 50 states, most major cities (others available upon request) and answers to frequently asked questions about repairs and car coverage:
Key Findings for New Jersey:
- Ranks 7th for potholes
- Drivers between 35 and 44 hit the most potholes
- Nationally, the average pothole repair bill is $306
|STATES WITH THE WORST POTHOLE PROBLEMS|
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|Methodology: QuoteWizard analyzed search data for pothole-related complaints and repairs for each state over the last year. The search index average is rounded and represents the number of queries in a particular state/location compared to other states.|