(BPT) – The province of Quebec has the worst roads in North America, according to voters in a month-long campaign from Nokian Tyres.
The home of poutine is also home to the continent’s worst potholes, beating Colorado in the finals of a bracket-style competition intended to educate drivers about Nokian Tyres’ Pothole Protection program, which the company offers with select all-season and all-terrain tires.
Quebec defends the dubious honor won by Montreal during the first iteration of Nokian Tyres’ Worst Roads in North America competition in 2021. In addition to winning a collection of daily polls on Nokian Tyres’ Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels, Quebec received an overwhelming number of entries at NokianTires.com/Potholes, where drivers were invited to make their case and learn how to choose tires that safeguard against rough roads.
Those voters are not alone in their assessment of Quebec’s road woes. A 2021 study by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) claimed that Quebec drivers spent an average of $258 per year on maintenance costs caused by poor roads, the most in Canada and more than double the national average.
‘We appreciate the overwhelming response we received from drivers in Quebec and across the United States and Canada during our Worst Roads campaign,’ said Nokian Tyres Senior Manager of Communications Wes Boling. ‘It’s clear that drivers in North America crave tires that keep them safe, especially this time of year when unpredictable weather conditions create potholes and other road issues.’
Nokian Tyres offers a Pothole Protection program with several of its all-season and all-terrain tires, including the Nokian Tyres One passenger tire and the all-terrain Nokian Tyres Outpost Family. If a tire suffers damage from a pothole or other road hazard, Nokian Tyres will replace it for free.*
Last week the company launched its newest all-terrain tire reinforced with Pothole Protection, the Nokian Tyres Outpost nAT, which is exclusively made and sold in North America.
Nokian Tyres makes all-season and all-terrain tires at its award-winning factory in Dayton, Tennessee. The company is doubling production at the factory, which is one of the most advanced, sustainable tire production facilities in the world.
To learn more about Nokian Tyres’ Pothole Protection program, visit NokianTires.com/Potholes.
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