As you know, it can be dangerous to drive on any road. The safety of a street at any given moment depends on the road conditions, time of day, weather conditions, etc. Many elements have the potential to cause car accidents.
However, certain North Carolina roads appear to be more dangerous than others, for one reason or another. Here are the three most hazardous North Carolina roads that you may want to avoid when you can:
#1 – I-95
Interstate 95 stretches from Florida in the south to Maine in the north. Per every 100 miles of road, there are roughly 55.1 fatal accidents.
Precipitation is one of the reasons why this road can be so dangerous. Between 2011 and 2015, 109 fatal accidents occurred on this road due to rain or snow.
This road can also be dangerous because intoxicated people often drive on it. From 2011 to 2015, a total of 266 fatal accidents occurred on this road due to drunk driving.
#2 – I-85
Interstate 85 runs from Alabama to Virginia, and there are roughly 17.3 deadly accidents on this highway per every 100 miles.
Insufficient lighting is what makes this road so dangerous. From 2011 to 2015, a total of 116 deadly accidents occurred on this road while it was dark.
#3 – US-17
US-17 runs along the coast from Florida to Virginia, where the road meets the US-50.
There are about 10.9 deadly accidents on this road every 100 miles.
A reason why this road is often unsafe is that drunk drivers frequent it. Between 2011 and 2015, a total of 130 deadly accidents happened on this road that involved at least one driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs.