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America’s Most Dangerous Highway Saw Over 1,000 Fatal Crashes in 10 Years

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 1,000 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.

Check out the full list of America’s most dangerous highways here.

1. Florida: US-1

2. Texas: US-83

3. California: I40

4. Arizona: I40

5. Wyoming: I-80

6. New Mexico: I-40

7. South Dakota: US-18

8. Montana: US-2

9. Oregon: US Route 101

10. South Carolina: I-95

11. Louisiana: US Highway 90

12. Kentucky: US Route 62

13. Virginia: US-460

14. Arkansas: US-65

15. Idaho: US-95

16. Oklahoma: US Route 69

17. Mississippi: US-61

18. North Carolina: I-95

19. Colorado: US-160

20. Georgia: Route 11

21. Maine: US-1

22. West Virginia: US-19

23. Missouri: US Route 63

24. Alabama: I-65

25. Maryland: US Route 1

26. North Dakota: US-2

27. Tennessee: I-40

28. Indiana: US-41

29. Utah: US Route 89

30. Iowa: I-80

31. Illinois: US-45

32. New Jersey: US-130

33. Michigan: US-31

34. Pennsylvania: I-80

35. Kansas: I-70

36. Hawaii: Route 11

37. Delaware: I-80

38. Nevada: I-80

39. Vermont: US-7

40. Ohio: I-71

41. Washington: I-5

42. Nebraska: I-80

43. New York: I-87

44. Alaska: Alaska Route 3

45. Connecticut: I-95

46. Wisconsin: I-5

47. Massachusetts: I-495

48. Minnesota: US-169

49. New Hampshire: I-93

50. Rhode Island: I-95

This post was originally published on August 24, 2017. 

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