As someone from Germany (you know, driving on the Autobahn…) I wanted to ask you guys if this quiz is somehow useful for you? I know everyone has a navigation system in his car. But still I think knowing the major roads in the country helps with orientation.
There are some people who can’t even read maps since they’ve become so dependent on GPS devices. Modern computers are great but it never hurts to have some rudimentary knowledge as a backup if technology ever fails you.
Do you not realize just how large the United States of America is . Also not everyone has GPS in their vehicle . I have no need to know what interstate highways are in the East coast because I will never go there . All I need is directions for places not on the interstate and Google maps will do that for me . If I want to leave Tulsa , OK and go to Chicago , Ill signs will point me to St. Louis , Mo. and from there to Chicago .
North - South. Odd numbered Lowest number West Coast I-5, East Coast I-95
East-West. Even numbered Lowest I-10 in the Southern tier states( I-4 doesn’t count, only within Florida) Highest I-94 in the Northern tier states.
Missing is a recent addition, almost entirely in Wisconsin: I-41. It is essentially the same route as US 41, from just south of the border with Illinois north to Green Bay. Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Appleton, etc. are along that route.
I confess not looking at the quiz. Knew most of the very well organized rules of the system and exceptions since I was 17. YouTube has a video on all of this. I like the practice freeway in St. Paul or the test freeway in Illinois. I remember Ike too. Kids have some catching up to do.
NJ was perhaps the last state to get its full allotment of interstate highways, but I vividly recall riding in my father’s car when I-287 was first opened to traffic (1964??), and because not very many people were even aware that it had been opened to traffic, it was almost devoid of cars and trucks. It was a really nice experience after getting used to traffic nightmares like Route 22.