Roads in the form of barely noticeable paths and wide highways entwine the entire surface of the land. The first roads appeared long before our era. The road network was needed by people with the advent of wheeled and pack transport.
The road connects settlements, people and vehicles move along it. There is a special romance in the constant movement on different roads - this is a unique opportunity to see new places with your own eyes, learn new customs and new people. Even animals use their trails to travel to watering holes or feeding grounds.
Road construction began in the fourth millennium BC, when people needed to transport goods. Road pavements were made of wood (Great Britain), limestone slabs (Crete), brick (India), stone (Assyria). Whole divisions of the armies of some states were engaged in the construction of roads.
Modern highways require constant maintenance and repair. Coverings are made with heating so that there is no ice. Scientists are working to improve the roadbed device to be resistant to petrochemical products, high and low temperatures. Whole brigades of road services monitor the condition of asphalt belts and shoulders.
Road maintenance tax is collected from vehicle owners. Typically adventurous city dwellers on busy highways benefit from the proximity of the road. Cafes, auto parts stores, and entire shopping centers are being built there, in the expectation that drivers will not look for what they need elsewhere. Here you can also see the ubiquitous grandmothers with their hot pies, pickles and other goods.
People who fall in love with the smell of gasoline, the flickering of poles and trees behind the windshield, choose the road with their lifestyle and work as truckers or intercity bus drivers.
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