These are the most dangerous roads in America

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Spring is here, which means that summer isn’t far behind and that means one thing: road trip. And while packing up the car and roaming this vast country is one of the most iconic ways to spend summer, it does have its downside, with roughly 36,000 people dying on American roads each year.

With that in mind, which states are home to the most deadly roads in America?

While you might think that huge interstates top the list for most dangerous roads, it’s smaller roads that are the most deadly, based on the number of fatal accidents per 100 miles.

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Methodology

These are the most dangerous roads in America

To determine the most dangerous roads, we used Fatality Analysis Reporting System data from the National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration. We looked at their “Accident” data file for 2019 in order to determine the number of accidents that occurred on each road. We also took the length of each road in order to calculate the number of fatal accidents per 100 miles. In order to determine which roads were the most dangerous, we looked at roads with at least ten fatal accidents and ranked by the number of fatal accidents per 100 miles.

We used the same data to similarly determine the number of fatal accidents per 100 miles that happened by the type of road — State route, U.S. highway, non-three-digit Interstate and three-digit Interstate.

To determine the most dangerous roads in bad weather, we looked at roads with at least ten fatal accidents that occurred in rain, sleet/hail, snow, fog/smog/smoke, blowing snow, or freezing rain/drizzle.

Here are the 30 most dangerous roads in America…

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30. State Route SR-140 (Maryland)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 50 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 22

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29. State Route SR-40 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 92 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 23

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28. State Route SR-809 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 46 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 24

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27. State Route SR-60 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 161 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 25

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26. U.S. Highway US-192 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 75 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 27

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25. Interstate I-4 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 132 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 27

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24. State Route SR-14 (Tennessee)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 55 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 29

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23. State Route SR-13 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 32 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 31

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22. Interstate I-410 (Texas)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 50 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 32

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21. State Route SR-99 (Washington)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 49 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 33

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20. State Route SR-139 (Georgia)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 30 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 34

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19. State Route SR-101 (Arizona)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 61 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 36

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18. Interstate I-605 (California)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 27 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 37

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17 State Route SR-3 (Michigan)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 27 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 37

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16. Interstate I-215 (California)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 55 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 38

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15. Interstate I-295 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 61 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 39

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14. State Route SR-826 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 30miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 40

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13. Interstate I-285 (Georgia)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 64 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 41

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12. State Route SR-175 (Tennessee)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 26 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 42

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11. State Route SR-39 (California)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 50 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 42

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10. Interstate I-805 (California)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 28 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 43

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9. State Route SR-91 (California)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 59 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 51

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8. State Route SR-436 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 26 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 51

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7. State Route SR-45 (New Mexico)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 23 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 57

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6. U.S. Highway US-301

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 120 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 62

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5. State Route SR-5A (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 16 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 64

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4. Interstate I-710 (California)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 23 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 65

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3. State Route SR-11 (Tennessee)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 19 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 77

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2. State Route SR-9 (Florida)

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 14 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 95

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1. State Route SR-12 (Texas) 20

These are the most dangerous roads in America

Length of road: 20 miles

Number of fatal accidents per 100 miles: 112

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