Texas Road Named One of the World’s Deadliest- Do You Drive It?
A new report has been released that shows what roads are the most treacherous around the world. Some roads are more dangerous than others, and the insurance company Budget Direct commissioned a group of researchers to figure out which roads are the most treacherous to commute on.
The researchers looked at government websites, news reports, and more to figure out which roads traveled are the most treacherous.
While the majority of the roads were outside of the United States, there was one interstate that was named and it may shock people to learn it's in the Lone Star state. Interstate 45, from Galveston to Dallas, was named the deadliest road in the United States. Interstate 45 runs through the heavily congested Houston area, as well as other busy urban areas where there are plenty of motorists rushing to get to their final destinations.
According to the report, Interstate 45 has seen 56.5 fatal accidents for every 100 miles of roadway. The road is also heavily trafficked and the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has a plan to expand Interstate 45, especially after Hurricane Rita. Per The Texan, in 2005 hurricane evacuees were picture stuck in standstill traffic on Interstate 45. TxDOT wants to alleviate these emergency evacuation headaches by expanding but Harris County is against the plan. Harris County filed a federal lawsuit to stop the expansion plan.
Other roads that made the deadliest roads list include A1010 in the UK, Highway 90 in Israel, M4 Western Motorway in Austrailia, and more. You can see the entire list at the Budget Direct website.