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10 of the Most Dangerous Roads in America

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The roads on this list span all the way from Alaska to Florida and include some of the most treacherous stretches of asphalt in the U.S.

If you find yourself on one of these highways, stay focused!

1. The Dalton Highway, Alaska

This 400-mile highway cuts through very remote areas in Alaska. In fact, there is a 240-mile stretch of the Dalton Highway that is completely barren: no gas, no restrooms, no restaurants, nothing. There are also steep sections and avalanche risks.

2. I-15, Nevada

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The route between Las Vegas and Los Angeles was judged to be the most deadly stretch of road in the nation in 2010. Over the course of 15 years, 1,069 people died on this highway.

3. The Million Dollar Highway – Colorado

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While the scenery is very beautiful, this highway is truly treacherous. Drivers must navigate 10,000 different passes with tight turns and NO GUARDRAILS.

4. Highway 2, Montana

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Montana is sparsely populated, so accident victims regularly have to wait an average of 80 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. Highway 2 also has a 70 mile per hour rate through mountain roads, often leading to accidents.

5. I-45, Houston, Texas

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This highway was ranked the second deadliest in the U.S. in 2016. There were 51 fatal wrecks on the I-45 in Houston between 2011-2015.

6. I-10, Arizona

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If you’ve ever driven through the desert on the I-10 from Arizona to California, you know how desolate it is. In one year, this highway saw 85 deaths alone in Arizona.

7. Interstate 4, Florida

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This highway stretches 132 miles through the Sunshine State, however, it is anything but pleasant for many people. It’s been ranked the deadliest interstate in the U.S. and has been in the top 10 deadliest interstates for the past 6 years.

8. Highway 1, Florida

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Remarkably, over 1,000 people have died on this stretch of highway in the last 10 years. In fact, it has the highest fatal crash rate in America.

9. Interstate 285, Atlanta

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Atlanta traffic is legendary, so it’s not surprising that Georgia ranks 7th in the U.S. for fatal car accidents. This particular highway had 3.5 fatal crashes per every 10-mile stretch in 2013.

10. Highway 17, South Carolina

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This highway is quite picturesque, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. Highway 17 cuts through rural areas, has sharp turns and many wild animals wandering near the roadway. It’s not surprise it was named the 4th most dangerous road in the U.S.