If you’re planning a move anytime soon, it’s important to know where some of the most common problems can occur. While you can create a checklist of mistakes to avoid, one area that might escape most – especially DIY movers – is the type of roads that might have to travel during their move. In some cases, they might include some of the deadliest roads in America.
Auto transport professionals know these roads well. Their drivers have experience in navigating these dangerous roads. Many of them are in three of the states that have the most people either moving to or away from them – Florida, Texas and California.
Which roads ranks at the deadliest? The following list takes a look at the Top 10. Avoiding them is yet another reason to consider hiring a professional auto transport company with intrastate and interstate moving experience.
The Deadliest U.S. Roads
A recently released list compiled some of the deadliest roads in America. They include the following.
I-95 runs along the east coast of the United States. The interstate, which stretches from Maine to Miami, has more deadly crashes annually than any other U.S. road. I-95 runs through some of the biggest metro areas in the country. It also is the primary New York to Florida route for vacationers, snowbirds and those moving to the Sunshine State.
I-20 runs from Florence, S,C., to Scroggins Draw in west Texas. One of the reasons I-20 has so many crashes is its route takes the interstate through the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Atlanta.
I-5 is the only interstate that reaches both the Mexican and Canadian borders, running from San Ysidro, California, northward to Blaine, Washington. Most crashes and collisions happen in California, as I-5 runs through Sacramento, San Diego, and Los Angeles.
I-75 has risen on the deadliest road list partly because of the popularity of southwest Florida and Tampa Bay, which have grown rapidly in recent decades. The Tampa Bay region in particular has become one of the worst areas in the country for traffic accidents. I-75 also runs through Detroit, Cincinnati, Ohio, Atlanta and Knoxville, Tenn. Many of crashes also occur in Michigan during inclement weather in winter.
I-35 runs from Laredo, Texas, on the Mexican border, to Duluth, Minnesota. In addition to running through three of the biggest cites in Texas – San Antonio, Austin and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – I-35 also goes through the Kansas City and Minneapolis metro areas.
The rest of the Top 10 most dangerous roads include:
- Interstate 15 runs from Sweetgrass, Montana, to San Diego. Along it’s route are the metro areas of Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles (the east side of the metro area).
- Interstate 40 runs through smaller but growing metro areas on its east to west route, including Wilmington and Raleigh, North Carolina; Nashville; Oklahoma City; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Interstate 70 runs from near Cove Fort, Utah, to Baltimore, Maryland
- Interstate 80 stretches across 2,900 miles between Teaneck, N.J., and San Francisco. It runs through the metro areas of New York City, Chicago, Omaha, Neb., Salt Lake City and Oakland, Calif.
- U.S. 41 is the only non-interstate road on the list. It runs north-south, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami