After a close call while changing lanes or a frustrating fender-bender on a road trip, have you ever wondered whether some roads truly are more dangerous than others? Or is it just in your imagination?
Geotab, a fleet tracking and management company, decided to crunch the numbers and find out. Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, the company was able to determine the most dangerous highway in every state, then rank them from least to most hazardous. It’s an important topic, as traffic accidents killed an estimated 40,000 people last year, according to federal statistics.
If you’re planning to hit the open road soon, don’t let this ranking spook you — though you may consider using it to help plan your route.