New Study Says Michigan Has The Worst Roads…Duh
There's a new study that finds Michigan with the worst roads in the country (yup, the entire country), something I think we've all or at least felt known for a very long time.
According to WDIV, a company called lvl5 (creates HD maps for self-driving cars) logged more than five million miles of driving data around the country and found that Michigan had the worst roads while Florida had the best.
I love Michigan (I truly do) but I absolutely hate our freaking roads and now when I say they are the worst, I'm not just exaggerating as this new study proves. Just the other day I was driving on a road in the area and while bitching and yelling, I said to my girlfriend "we'd be better off driving on a dirt road." Seriously, my parents live on a dirt road and their roads are better than the paved roads we're driving on in our area.
Here's more on the methodology of the study as reported by WDIV: "The methodology for ranking these videos included randomly selecting video frames from the videos (in total, 15 million frames sampled), and excluding all but the surface of the road from predictions by a neural network. Their neural network measures quality in four distinct areas: road paint fading, pavement cracking, potholes, and surface flatness. The data was normalized by frame density, and filtered to remove areas with not enough data."
At the end of the day, Michigan roads suck and I don't think things are going to change anytime soon.