Quality cape cruisin'

Cape Coral recognized for good roads and quality drivers

Have you ever been cruising down Del Prado and been squeezed by a blue hair in a shiny DeVille with Michigan or Massachusetts plates intent on being in both her lane and yours? How about driving through the pothole obstacle course on Kismet Parkway in Northeast Cape Coral?

One does not generally equate Cape Coral with either good roads or particularly good drivers, but in the past week the Cape has been recognized for both.

On the subject of road quality, the Cape was ranked first in the nation by Washington DC-based national transportation research group, The Road Information Program (TRIP) for having the lowest percentage of poor roads. I couldn't believe this one and checked out the fine print, the ranking only applies to major roads and does not include secondary roads.

On the good driver front, Allstate ranked Cape Coral first in the percentage of good drivers out of the 11 cities surveyed in Florida with over 100,000 residents. Allstate published the findings in "America's Best Drivers Report."

It is highly unlikely that I qualify as a good driver when cruising around the Cape with the lot map open, thumbin on my blackberry and trying to interpret the directions on the MLS listing sheet.

How Knoxville rates on national rough roads report [WATE 6]
Cape drivers can't believe they're best [News-Press]

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