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Average Fatalities On Each State’s Most Dangerous Highway

This is not s pretty picture but it does two things. Posting the average fatalities on each state’s most dangerous highways will give you a general awareness to remember to drive safely and to be aware. The other is to give you a heads-up for which highway is the most dangerous in your state.

This info was compiled by Geotab which is a fleet management business. It took crash data from 2008 to 2017 from NHTSA and found the average fatality figures.

List of all 50 states:

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Alabama: I-65  Average of 33 fatalities per year.

Alaska: Route 3  Average of 4 fatalities per year.

Arizona: I-40  Average of 35 fatalities per year.

Arkansas: US 65  Average of 14 fatalities per year.

California:  I-40 Average of 11 fatalities per year. This is also called the Needles Freeway.

Colorado:  US 160 Average of 11 fatalities per year. This runs through southern Colorado.

Connecticut: I-95   Average of 16 fatalities per year.

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Delaware: US 13  Average of 11 fatalities per year.

Florida: US 1  Average of 108 fatalities per year. This is the highest average in the country. Over 1,000 fatalities have occurred on this highway since 2008.

Georgia: State Rt. 11  Average of 14 fatalities per year.

Hawaii: Rt. 11 Runs through the southern part of the Big Island. Average of 7 fatalities per year.

Idaho:  US 95 Average of 16 fatalities per year.

Illinois: US 45  Average of 11 fatalities per year. Runs from Wisconsin to Kentucky.

Indiana: US 41 Average of 11 fatalities per year. Runs through a rural area.

Iowa: I-80  Average of 18 fatalities per year. Runs through Des Moines and Iowa City.

Kansas: I-70  Average of 15 fatalities per year.

Kentucky: US 62  Average of 12 fatalities per year.

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Louisiana: US 90 Average of 29 fatalities per year.

Maine: US 1 Average of 9 fatalities per year. This is a coastal highway.

Maryland: US 1 Average of 13 fatalities per year. Runs from DC to Pennsylvania.

Massachusetts: I-495 Average of 9 fatalities per year. Runs through Boston suburbs.

Michigan: US 31 Average of 12 fatalities per year. Runs along the coast of Lake Michigan.

Minnesota:  US 169 Average of 7 fatalities per year.

Mississippi: US 61  Average of 14 fatalities per year. Runs through western Mississippi.

Missouri  US 63 Average of 18 fatalities per year. Runs through central Missouri.

Montana:  US 2 Average of 15 fatalities per year. Runs through Glacier National Park.

Nebraska:  I-80 Average of 23 fatalities per year. Runs through the entire state.

Nevada: I-80  Average of 17 fatalities per year. Runs from California border through Reno, Nevada.

New Hampshire:  I-93 Average of 6 fatalities per year.

New Jersey:  US 130 Average of 11 fatalities per year.

New Mexico:  I-40 Average of 40 fatalities per year.

New York:  I-87 Average of 19 fatalities per year.

North Carolina:  I-95 Average of 24 fatalities per year. Runs from South Carolina to Virginia.

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North Dakota:  US 2 Average of 10 fatalities per year.

Ohio: I-71 Average of 19 fatalities per year. Runs through Cincy and Cleveland.

Oklahoma:  US 69 Average of 15 fatalities per year. Crosses Lake Eufaula.

Oregon:  US 101 Average of 14 fatalities per year.

Pennsylvania:  I-80 Average of 11 fatalities per year. Mostly rural.

Rhode Island:  I-95 Average of 4 fatalities per year.

South Carolina:  I-95 Average of 30 fatalities per year.

South Dakota: US 18 Average of 5 fatalities per year.

Tennessee:  I-40 Average of 52 fatalities per year.  Connects Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis.

Texas: US 83  Average of 34 fatalities per year. Rural highway.

Utah:  US 89 Average of 13 fatalities per year. Runs through central Utah.

Vermont:  US 7 Average of 5 fatalities per year. Runs through western Vermont.

Virginia:  US 460 Average of 21 fatalities per year.

Washington I-5  Average of 26 fatalities per year. Runs through Seattle.

West Virginia  US 19 Average of 11 fatalities per year.

Wisconsin:  I-94 Average of 13 fatalities per year.

Wyoming:  I-80 Average of 21 fatalities per year. Runs through southern Wyoming.