Most Americans love getting behind the wheel and taking a cruise, but is the road you’re driving down really safe?
GeoTab recently shared a map that show’s each individual state’s most dangerous highway, and the results are surprising. These rankings were created by studying the annual number of road fatalities and fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the average daily traffic counts provided by the Federal Highway Administration to create a “fatal crash rate.”
US-1 in Florida earned the highest overall fatal crash rate with over 1000 accidents with casualties being reported in just one year. You can see each state’s most dangerous highway highlighted in red below.
Texas’ US-83, also known as the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway, had the second highest overall fatal crash rate. That stretch of road has had an average of 26 fatal crashes a year over the past decade.
Another high-ranking highway is Tennessee’s I-40 corridor, which runs through the state’s three largest cities. That road has the second-highest amount of crashes and fatalities in the country.
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You can see the full list of America’s most dangerous highways here.View full mobile page