We all know that highways and interstates are dangerous and deadly. But as you travel in various places around the country, whether by car, truck or RV, you can use our Interstate exit guide but you also need to stay extra alert on these particular stretches of Americas pavement. Compiling this list from Federal data , I realized that I have driven all but one of these stretches. Some of them many times. So while I say a few thanks that I'm still here to write this tonight, please take a look at the deadliest roads over the last five years .
I-15 in San Bernardino County, California
A crowded, boring, straight shot between Las Vegas, NV and the Los Angeles area. Some people are falling asleep and some partied too much in Sin City. Some people are speeding to make the desert highway go by faster and some are rushing to their lost weekend. 342 lives taken on this stretch.
I-10 in Riverside County, California
Two many people going too fast in the Los Angeles area.
I-10 in Maricopa County, Arizona
This road was built when traffic was much lighter. Too many cars in too few lanes. Today, it is a funnel with only two lanes in each direction in the huge city of Phoenix.
I-5 in Los Angeles County, California
I-45 in Harris County, Texas
This is a major traffic funnel through the city of Houston. Too many people in a city that grew too fast for it's roads.
I-15 in Clark County, Nevada
This deadly road is a continuation of I-15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
I-95 in Palm Beach County, Florida
130 lives ended here.
I-10 in Pinal County, Arizona
The long straight stretch of interstate between Tucson and Phoenix. The worst area is actually around the mid-point between the cities where fatigue sets in.
I-5 in San Diego County, California
118 lives taken.
US-1 in Miami-Dade County, Florida
The only non-Interstate road near the top of the overall list carries a high volume of traffic, mostly speeding like they are on a interstate. 100 lives ended here.
So take it easy, let off the gas to give some space between you and the other speeding wheels on the road and have a safe trip.