10 Year Study Shows the Most Dangerous Highways in the U.S. 

Over the last decade, traffic crash numbers have been on the rise throughout the U.S., and the overwhelming reason for the increase in deaths and destruction has been driver distraction.

While safety issues such as driving under the influence, speeding and lack of seat belts have caused mayhem, driver distraction is beginning to overtake all other causes of the spike in fatalities.

A study ranking a national fatal crash rate conducted by Geotab, a telematics and vehicle data management company, identified a section of Florida’s U.S. Highway 1, running through Central Florida and stretching 545 miles through 13 counties, as the most dangerous road in the country.

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The safest road for drivers is Rhode Island’s section of I-95, which experienced 40 traffic fatalities in the last 10 years.

The study gave the Florida highway a fatal crash rate of 2.8, which is the highest of any road in the rest of the country.

In 2016, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 395,396 traffic crashes in the state resulting in 3,145 total traffic fatalities. 

All 50 states were analyzed by fatal crash rates, most crashes and most fatalities, to determine the most dangerous roads in each state according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics.

A full, interactive map of the United States has detailed information about crashes, fatalities and safety rankings for each state.


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