Can You Guess Which 5 American Highways Are the Deadliest?
There are three things that can be said of each of the five most dangerous American highways: They are the longest in the United States, they are the busiest, and, save for one, they all run at least partially through Florida. Does that mean that California is off the hook when it comes to deadly highways? Far from it.
These are the give American highways with the highest number of fatal car accidents. Read on to learn what they are and if you are involved in a car accident, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to find out how to hold the at-fault party accountable.
- Interstate-10 I-10 runs through Southern California and ends in Florida, though the most dangerous area is around Arizona. The main issue with this stretch of the interstate is that there is a lack of barriers. Median barriers can help prevent drunk drivers or people who lose control of their vehicles from veering into the oncoming lane.
- Interstate-95 This interstate runs through 15 states but is most dangerous during its stretch in Florida. This is largely due to the lax laws about distracted driving in the state, according to a local news source. Distracted driving is a secondary offense in the state, which means that an officer cannot pull over a driver for it alone – they must be committing another offense.
- Interstate-40 Making an appearance in eight states, including California, I-40 is the third-longest of all United States highways. It is also well-known as a place for multicar pileups, like the one that happened in early 2017 and involved more than 130 vehicles. It started with one car accident but rubbernecking and distracted driving turned it into a much more serious issue.
- Interstate-75 This interstate begins around Miami and continues through to the Michigan / Canadian border. This is a dangerous interstate in part due to the construction zone laws. In some states, such as Georgia, a person speeding in a work zone can spend up to a year in jail. In Florida, additional penalties for speeding in a work zone do not take effect unless signs are posted and workers are present.
- U.S. Route 1 Running along with the east coast from Maine to South Florida, U.S. Route 1 is smaller than other interstates that travel much of the same land, and many people choose it because it is more scenic. Of course, the problem with scenic roads is that people driving on them are more likely to be distracted and not paying attention to the road.
If you are involved in a car accident on these or other highways, and you believe someone else was at fault for your accident, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now for a free legal consultation.