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The Most Dangerous Roads in America

How many people die in car accidents each year? According to Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) data retrieved from the National Highway Traffic Safety administration, there were 35,092 traffic fatalities in the United States in 2015. That's an average of nearly 100 per day. Of those, 10,396 took place on U.S. highways and interstates alone. This isn't to say the United States has the world's most dangerous roads; in fact, according to the World Health Organization, the United States is in the top 25 safest per billion kilometers driven. Still, there are highways and interstates that see an above average number of fatal car accidents each year. This data visualization reveals the top 25 most deadly highways in the Untied States, the number of deaths per mile, the most common months, days, and time for fatal accidents to occur on those highways, and the most common causes of those accidents.

 

 

Most Dangerous Roads in America - TeletracNavman.com Infographic

 

 


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Here are the top 25 most dangerous highways in America by fatalities per mile:

Highway and Starting and ending pointsDeaths per mile of highway

I-4
Tampa, FL - Daytona Beach, FL

1.250

I-45
Dallas TX - Galveston, TX

1.018

US-192
Four Corners, FL - Indialantic, FL

.867

I-17
Flagstaff, AZ - Phoenix, AZ

.843

I-95
Miami, FL - Weston, MA

.730

I-10
Santa Monica, CA - Jacksonville, FL

.703

US-175
Dallas, TX - Jacksonville, TX

.685

I-37
San Antonio, TX - Corpus Christi, TX

.650

US-290
Junction, TX - Houston, TX

.632

I-78
Union Township, PA - New York, NY

.625

I-75
Sault Ste Marie, MI - Miami Lakes, FL

.599

I-26
Kingsport, TN - Charleston, SC

.590

US-199
Grants Pass, OR - Crescent City, CA

.575

I-20
Scroggins Draw, TX - Florence, SC

.569

I-85
Petersburg, VA - Montgomery, AL

.568

I-5
Blaine, WA - San Ysidro, CA

.531

I-35
Duluth, MN - Laredo, TX

.479

I-65
Gary, IN - Mobile, AL

.475

I-59
Wildwood, GA - Slidell, LA

.465

US-17
Winchester, VA - Punta Gorda, FL

.432

I-40
Barstow, CA - Wilmington, NC

.431

I-84 (Pennsylvania-Massachusetts)
Dunmore, PA - Sturbridge, MA

.422

I-15
Sweet Grass, MT - San Diego, CA

.420

US-1
Fort Kent, ME - Key West, FL

.414

I-44
Wichita Falls, TX - St. Louis, MO

.407