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Most dangerous roadways in the U.S.

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Virginia drivers should exercise caution any time they take to the roadways. This remains true whether the motor vehicle operator cruises on streets close to home or takes a long road trip to a faraway destination.

Due to many factors, certain highways have a well-deserved reputation for danger and knowing about these stretches can help drivers prepare for challenging conditions.

A few dangerous highways pass through Virginia

A report from Fleet Owner looks at information that reveals the 25 most dangerous highways in the U.S. A few of these roads have sections that pass through the Commonwealth of Virginia. At number eight on the national list, Interstate 95 runs for over 1900 miles from Miami, Florida to Houlton, Maine. About 180 miles of the highway travel through Virginia.

At number 10 on the list, Interstate 85 goes from Montgomery, Alabama to Petersburg, Virginia. A smaller highway, US 11W also spends significant miles in Virginia and shows up at number 23 on the list. Claiming the final spot on the list, Interstate 66 goes for 76 miles from Strasbourg to Arlington.

Several conclusions from the data

The majority of the most dangerous highways occupy the South, with Florida claiming four dangerous sections of highway. The West and East Coasts also have a disproportionate number of hazardous highways. These areas tend to have a high level of traffic speeding down the roadways.

Only one road saw more than one death per mile along its length. This dubious distinction fell to Interstate 4 which runs for 132 miles from Tampa, Florida to Dayton Beach. The complete list should remind drivers that vehicle travel remains a risk nearly anywhere in the country.

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