Posted on 07/29/22

Four Of The Most Dangerous Highways In The US

Four Of The Most Dangerous Highways In The US

Can you recall the last time you were actually scared to drive on a road? This fear is more common in the Midwest, where roads are slippery with ice in winter. But if you live in the mountains, you might be feeling even more scared. Roads can sometimes be dangerous! The worst thing is that roads don't have to be high up or on a hill for them to be dangerous.

The people who drive on roads are often the most dangerous. We've been involved in trucking for almost a decade and know exactly how truckers are perceived. We actually discussed an infographic the other week which reminded truckers who is the real threat to the highways.

It's not truckers, we can assure you now!

U.S. Roads Are Dangerous

Despite our technological advances and interstate highway systems, the World Health Organization (WHO), ranks U.S. roads much more dangerous than other northern European countries with 11 highway deaths per 100,000 people per year. It's no wonder that many companies are moving towards driverless cars and transport. We still need to be on the roads.

We want to inform you about the most dangerous roads in America. Be careful if you happen to be on one of these roads.

Interstate 26 in South Carolina (I-26)

The I-26, an east-west highway, is the longest interstate highway in South Carolina. Although it is the longest highway in South Carolina, there are some sections that can be dangerous. According to the Charleston Post and the Courier, 325 people were killed in crashes on the I-26 in South Carolina. This highway is dangerous because of its lack of guardrails, steep slopes along the sides, and the lack of guardrails. This could lead to dangerous riding.

Dalton Highway, Alaska

There are some high mountain ranges in Alaska. It can be dangerous to drive if it gets very cold or icy. This 414-mile dirt road was made accessible in 1974. The highway is frequently used by truckers to transport oil and gas to the coast. It was originally used only by truckers until 1994, when it was opened to the public/tourist. It winds around the Brooks Range and is so dangerous that helicopter patrols are conducted twice daily to check for accidents.

Most alarming of all is the fact temperatures in this region reached -80 degrees Fahrenheit back in 1971. We don't know what else is cold enough to deter travelers. Yahoo! reports that despite the fact that there are approximately 10 crashes each year, there is a lower than one fatality rate. This is good news, but we still think it's best to stay clear of this one.

Montana Highway 2

Did you know that Montana has one of the highest rates of fatalities in the U.S. It may be because Montana has many rural roads.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said that rural roads are much more dangerous than those in urban areas. This may seem counterintuitive at first, but it is worth considering again. How long does it take for an ambulance to arrive if you're on a rural road? Rural areas are home to everything, even medical aid. It takes doctors on average 80 minutes to reach rural victims of car crashes. These statistics make rural roads more dangerous than those in urban areas.

The I-15, LA to Las Vegas

You have the right to blame Las Vegas for the dangers of this road. Yahoo! According to the Nevada AAA, this stretch of highway has the highest number of fatalities in Nevada. Travelers not wearing their seat belts can be blamed for at least half the fatalities. We love Las Vegas, and we won't lie. However, there are a lot of drunken and/or distracted drivers who travel to and from Las Vegas.

If you plan to drive on the highway, for any reason whatsoever, please ensure that your seat belt is in place. Although you may be distracted and not drunk, at least your seat belt will be there.