It may be vacation time for you and your family, and maybe you are considering a road trip for your vacation instead of taking to the air. There are so many things you can see from the road that you cannot see in the air, but there are also more risks to you and your family on the road that are not encountered at 30,000 feet.
Mapping Out the Risks
If you are going to travel by car, one of the things to do before you hit the road is to develop a map of your course, where you pay close attention to the shortest and quickest routes and look out for construction areas and other hazards. And one of the other hazards you should evaluate is the types of roads you will be driving upon during your trip. There is risk everywhere on the roads, but certain roads and highways are riskier than others, for a variety of reasons.
To reassure the safest path, you should locate these risky roads and find ways to work around them – whether they have a number of blind curves, are dark at night or have speed limits that are above what might be safe for the road or weather conditions.
The Most Accident-Prone Roads in America
To help you with your trip planning, we have listed a few of the roads and highways that are considered the most prone to auto accidents, according to data compiled by various agencies. To ensure safety for you and your family, we suggest that you avoid these roads as much as you can.
- State Route 99 around Fresno, California.
- Interstate 45 around Houston, Texas.
- Interstate 12 in Louisiana.
- Interstate 10, between Phoenix and the California state line.
- Interstate 26 in South Carolina.
- Interstate 95 in Florida. (This has its own attorney; more below.)
- U.S. Highway 2 in Montana.
- State Highway 550 in Colorado, between Ouray and Silverton.
- U.S. Highway 431 in Alabama, from Phenix City to Dothan.
- Dalton Highway in Alaska. (Made famous on the TV series “Ice Road Truckers.”)
A Dedicated Attorney?
These roads are considered the most dangerous in America based on their historical accident rates and associated risks. But only one road is known to have a “dedicated” personal-injury attorney – Interstate 95 in Florida has a law firm that has auto-accident lawsuits on that highway as the significant brunt of its business.
We always encourage safe travels, so please consider avoiding these roads s much as possible, finding appropriate detours to better ensure a safe trip. If you are in an accident, however, make contact with a quality local personal-injury attorney who knows the roads in the area of your accident and can best represent you with the laws of the state so you are protected as a tourist. Even when traveling, your rights don’t go on vacation.