Wednesday, January 14, 2015

America’s Most Dangerous Highways

Although experts note a trending decline in road fatalities since 2005, highway safety in America still has a long way to go. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) estimates that 37,000 people were killed in an interstate accident in 2008, with the majority of fatalities occurring during the summer months of June, July, and August. Higher incidents of highway danger during the summer is due to more cars being on the road during that time of year, when many Americans vacation.

Fatal accidents do not happen uniformly on the nation’s interstates. The Daily Beast has complied five years of fatality data from the NHSA to put together a list of the 100 most dangerous highway stretches in the United States. This data was compiled by aggregating the number of fatal accidents between 2004-2008 and dividing that number by the number of miles the road stretches in the state.

Unfortunately, two major interstates running through Kentucky made this list. I-65 in Kentucky was ranked #37 on the list, with 111 fatal accidents occurring and 0.81 fatalities per mile. At #65 on the list, I-75 in Kentucky also had 111 fatal accidents between 2004-2008 and 0.58 accidents per mile. For the complete list, please visit The Daily Beast.

If you or a loved one have been severely injured or killed in an interstate highway auto accident, call Bowling Green, KY personal injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090. Flora and her team have decades of experience representing those injured in car and semi-truck accidents throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, and all over the country.