Many would think that the deadliest and most dangerous roads to drive on are the big and busy highways with a lot of lanes. However, according to the U.S. General Accounting Office, in 2005, 61% of those killed in auto accidents were driving on rural, two-lane byways.
Forbes, went on a hunt to find out more about the problem before they turned up with the 2005 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration”s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, the most recent available, to check if any improvements had been made in recent years. In the end, nine roads, none of them major highways, stood out.
Topping the list is U.S. Route 19 in Florida, which accounted for 38 deaths in 2005, followed by Highway 74 which accounted for 31 fatalities. Both are currently under construction to become safer.
Click through for the list of the Top 9 Deadliest Roads in America.
Top 9 Deadliest Roads in America (with number of fatalities in 2005):
U.S. Route 19, Fla: 38
Highway 74, Calif: 31
Route 138, Palmdale, Calif: 22
U.S. Route 6, Utah: 18
U.S. 95, Idaho: 12
U.S. Route 93, Ariz: 10
State Highway 522, Wash: 10
U.S. Route 6, Conn: 6
Route 10, W. Va: 5
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