This Is the Deadliest Road in America, According to Data

The numbers show that this U.S. road has the most deaths per mile.

According to the latest data from the Association for Safe International Road Travel, nearly 40,000 people in the United States die every year in car accidents. That's a traffic fatality rate of 12.4 deaths per 100,000 people. And while you should exercise caution anytime you get behind the wheel—whether you're running to the corner market or heading out on a cross-country road trip—there are certain stretches of highway in the U.S. proven to be especially dangerous, according to recent research from Teletrac Navman. The California-based software company analyzed data for the most recent three-year period available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to find out which U.S. highway experiences the most deaths per mile of road. Read on to discover the deadliest road in America, and for more on dangerous driving, This State Has the Worst Drivers in America, According to Data.

I-85: Montgomery, Alabama–Petersburg, Virginia

I-85 road sign in Atlanta

Deaths per mile: 0.61

And for the place with different kinds of danger, check out The Most Dangerous State in America, According to Data.

I-19: Nogales, Arizona–Tucson, Arizona

I-19 road sign in Arizona

Deaths per mile: 0.63

I-95: Miami, Florida–Houlton, Maine

Interstate 95 dangerous highways

Deaths per mile: 0.64

And for another accident-prone part of the country, This Is the Unluckiest State in America, According to Data.

I-30: Aledo, Texas–North Little Rock, Arkansas

I-30 road sign to Abilene
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Deaths per mile: 0.65

I-12: Baton Rouge, Louisiana–Slidell, Louisiana

I-12 road sign in New Orleans

Deaths per mile: 0.67

Route 92: St. Petersburg, Florida–Daytona Beach, Florida

U.S. 92 road sign to Orlando and Daytona Beach

Deaths per mile: 0.71

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I-17: Phoenix, Arizona–Flagstaff, Arizona

I-17 road sign in Arizona
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Deaths per mile: 0.71

Route 192: Four Corners, Florida–Indialantic, Florida

U.S. 192 road sign in Florida
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Deaths per mile: 0.87

I-45: Galveston, Texas–Dallas, Texas

I-45 road sign

Deaths per mile: 0.91

I-4: Tampa, Florida–Daytona Beach, Florida

I-4 road sign in Florida

Deaths per mile: 1.13

And for the state behaving irresponsibly, This Is the Most Reckless State in America, According to Data.

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