The Most Dangerous Highway in Each State

Florida is infamous for the lack of safety on its roads. A new interactive graphic of the nation's most dangerous highways does nothing to dispel that reputation.
May 12, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Geotab recently published an interactive graphic that maps out the most dangerous highway in each U.S. state. They calculated a fatal crash rate "based on the annual number of road fatalities and fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, adjusted for the average daily traffic counts provided by the Federal Highway Administration."

The state with the most dangerous highway of all: Florida, where US-1 has a fatal crash rate of 2.8, followed by Texas, where US-83 has a fatal crash rate of 2.0, and California, where I-40 has a fatal crash rate of 1.8. I-40's path of destruction continues into the forth and fifth ranked states, too—Arizona and New Mexico. The state with the safest most dangerous highway: Rhode Island, where I-95 has a fatal crash rate of 0.1.

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Published on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Geotab
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