Do You Drive On One Of The 100 Deadliest Highways In America?

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The Daily Beast web site wanted to know which highways were the deadliest in America, so its writers crunched the numbers using five years worth of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Florida appeared to have the most dangerous highways, with stretches of Florida's interstates ranking 1st, 3rd, 15th, and 57th deadliest.

Top 10 Deadliest Interstates In America

(1) I-95 (Florida) (2) I-76 (New Jersey) (3) I-4 (Florida) (4) I-15 (California) (5) I-10 (California) (6) I-59 (Louisiana) (7) I-94 (Illinois) (8) I-93 (Massachusetts) (9) I-95 (Delaware) (10) I-55 (Tennessee)

Other Notables

Our office tries cases across the country, but is headquartered in Missouri and has offices in Chicago, Illinois. Both Missouri and Illinois ranked high in dangerous roadways.

Illinois ranked in the top 10 as Interstate 94 ranked the 7th deadliest highway in the United States.

Missouri, though not in the top 10, had several different stretches of highway in the 100 deadliest roads:

(17) I-64 (42) I-70 (56) I-44 (85) I-55

It's important that all drivers follow safety precautions, such as always wearing your seat belt, avoiding texting or other distractions while driving and driving at appropriate speeds.

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