I-285 named Nation’s Deadliest Highway

| November 9, 2015

Atlanta

ATLANTA — You knew the traffic in metro Atlanta was bad, but did you also know how deadly it was?

According to the site Vox, Interstate 285, the Atlanta Perimeter Highway, is the nation’s deadliest highway.

The sites notes that the highway, “stretching a little under 75 miles in Georgia, I-285 had 26 fatal accidents in 2013, while the state of Georgia reported 1,085 fatal accidents in total, making it the seventh worse state for fatal accidents.”

It notes there were 29 fatalities reported from 26 accidents, which averages to 3.5 accidents per 10 miles.

Second on the list was Interstate 710 in Los Angeles (3.0 accidents per 10 miles).  Third was I-240 in Oklahoma City (2.9/10 miles).

Sixth on the list was I-295 in Jacksonville and Miami (2.6/10 miles).  The last southeastern highway reported was I-4 in Central Florida, coming in a 9 (2.1/10).

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