California has some of the most dangerous roads in the United States but we are not alone. Take a look at some of the most dangerous roads throughout the country. Remember that if you are involved in a car accident, you can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
How Dangerous Are These Roads?
We based this list on information from 2016 in which 40,200 people died in car accidents. Common causes for those accidents included distracted driving, speeding, impairment by drugs or alcohol, and road conditions. For every 100 million vehicle miles driven, about 1.25 people have lost their lives. This shows that roads are dangerous everywhere in the country and it is important to stay as safe as possible.
US-1 in Florida
There is a 544-mile stretch of this highway on the east coast of Florida in which more than 1,000 fatalities have occurred in the last decade.
Interstate 45 in Texas
Believe it or not, an average of nearly 57 fatal accidents per 100 miles happens on this state highway in Texas. It is dangerous throughout, but is most dangerous when it is in and around Houston. There, more than 50 fatal accidents occurred in a four-year period between 2011 and 2015.
Interstate 4 in Florida
In six years, this 132-mile highway was the location of 1.41 deaths for every mile. This road is so dangerous that it has been on the list of top ten most dangerous interstates for all years between 2010 and 2019.
Highway 17 in South Carolina
There are many factors that make this road so unsafe. You have blind curves, lots of wildlife (including deer and mountain lions that are not afraid of the highway), narrow lanes, and lots of trees that can reduce visibility for drivers. All in all, it is a dangerous road.
The Alaskan Dalton Highway
More than 400 miles long, this highway has some of the steepest grades in the state. Add to that the fact that it is prone to having avalanches, plus the fact that 240 of the 400 miles move through nothing but tundra, and it is easy to see what makes this highway so dangerous.
Interstate 285 in Georgia
This metro Atlanta road saw four fatal crashes for every ten miles in 2013. Its danger is due to sharp turns and lots of congestion, coupled with the fact that there is a lot of big rig traffic here too.
No matter how safely you drive and how careful you are to stay on safer roads, there is no way to reduce your danger to 0%. If you are involved in an accident and require a free legal consultation, you can reach The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for help.