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Roads in Georgia, Florida Appear on Top 10 List of Most Dangerous in North America

August 08, 2019

GEORGIA – An online article from ranks the 10 most dangerous roadways in North America, and roads in both Georgia and Florida appear on the list.*

At No. 8 on the list is Interstate 285 in Atlanta, Georgia. This interstate is a main artery into Atlanta and becomes especially backed up during the workday rush hours through the metro area of Atlanta. Tractor-trailers also commonly travel on I-285 to cross through the city, adding to the congestion during certain times of day. Hotcars reports that more deadly vehicle accidents happen on the stretch of I-285 that runs through Atlanta than on any other stretch of the interstate.

Higher up on the list, appearing at No. 4 is U.S. Route 1 in Florida. U.S. 1 spans the east coast of Florida and stretches to Key West. Because it is the only major roadway that allows for travel between the Keys and the rest of the state of Florida, it is constantly clogged with traffic. The stretch of highway running through Florida was recently named the deadliest in the country, with thousands of people having lost their lives on the roadway.

No. 10 on the list was Interstate 495 in Maryland, which is also called Capitol Beltway. This interstate runs in a loop around Washington, D.C., allowing drivers to travel into Maryland and Virginia. It has a tendency to be extremely congested and is known for numerous traffic accidents. 

The No. 1 most dangerous roadway in North America, according to the Hotcars list, is Ontario Highway 401. It runs along the Canadian border with the United States and accommodates travel between Montreal and Toronto. The highway is said to be one of the busiest roads in Canada and in all of North America and was the site of an 87-car pileup in 1999. 

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