This week Vox released a new study using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Some of the stats are staggering, close to 32,719 people were killed in car accidents in America during 2013, this equates to 90 people each day.
Below here’s the list for the 1o ‘deadliest interstates’ in the nation for fatal accidents per mile.
1. I-285, Georgia
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 worst state for fatal accidents.
2. I-710, California
Only a little over 20 miles in length, the I-710 in California accounted for seven fatal accidents, whereas the state of California reported 2,772 in 2013, making it the second worst state for fatal accidents.
3. I-240, Oklahoma
Oklahoma is the 19th worst state for fatal accidents, with 621 recorded in 2013. I-44 actually saw the most fatal accidents of any road in Oklahoma, with 30 reported accidents, but has an overall lower likelihood of fatality, as I-44 stretches for a little more than 400 miles.
4. I-495, Deleware
On the whole, Delaware ranks pretty low for fatal accidents, at 45th. In 2013, the state only saw 94 fatal accidents. However, the I-495 only clocks in at a little under 15 miles, making it one of Delaware’s most trafficked — and deadliest — roads.
5. I-240, Tennessee
Tennessee is the ninth worst state for fatal accidents, with 911 reported in 2013. I-40 actually saw the most fatal accidents of any road in Tennessee, with 46 reported accidents, but has an overall lower likelihood of fatality, as I-40 spans almost 550 miles.
6. I-295, Florida
Florida is the third worst state for fatal accidents, with 2,228 total accidents reported in 2013. I-95 in Florida saw the largest number of fatal accidents for any interstate in 2013, at 83 accidents.
7. I-410, Texas
As a state, Texas had both the largest number of fatal accidents in 2013, at 3,044, and the largest number of drunk driving accidents, with 913 recorded incidents. Eight of the 15 fatal accidents on the I-410 involved a drunk driver.
8. I-610, Texas
Shorter than the I-410 by roughly 20 miles, the I-610 recorded four fewer fatal accidents than the I-410 and significantly fewer drunk driving accidents. Of the 11 accidents, only four involved a drunk driver.
9. I-40, Florida
Of the 10 interstates with the largest number of fatal accidents per mile, I-4 in Florida covers the longest distance, at a little more than 150 miles.
10. I-215, California
Ranked 10th, with a fatality rate of 2.1 accidents per 10 miles, I-215 reported 14 accidents in 2013. I-5 actually saw the most fatal accidents of any road in California with 72 accidents reported, but has an overall lower likelihood of fatality, as I-5 spans more than 1,000 miles.