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Some anecdotal history of motoring. The neglect of our National Highway System by Canadian public-policy makers. Some facts and figures about our National Highway System. Ways in which our way of life is changing. The crisis of the state of our national highways. The need to act now to repair our existing highways. Consequences if we don't. Results of an annual survey. Making the connection between Canada's priorities and the state of our highways. Some facts and figures with regard to traffic safety and collisions, and the economic toll taken. The need for safe drivers, in safer vehicles, on safer roads. Tying prosperity to investment in infrastructure. The lack of a national highway plan. What better roads can do for us. Why highway renewal "gets no respect." Redirecting fuel excise tax towards roadway improvement and how that would enact sound public policy in four ways. Committing to a vision for our highways. Encouraging signs that the government is heading in this direction. A five-point action plan by the CAA. What the future could look like.