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Interstate 10 and 20 rank as dangerous roadways in the United States

On Behalf of | Feb 26, 2020 | Car Accidents

In Louisiana, there is always a chance that you could be involved in a traffic accident. Reducing your likelihood of being involved in one is possible, but only if you have the right information. For example, did you know that two of the highways in Louisiana are considered to be dangerous roadways?

These dangerous highways, Interstate 10 and Interstate 20, ranked as No. 4 and No. 8, respectively, out of the most dangerous roads in the United States. That doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t use these roadways, but it does mean that they are more dangerous than some others.

What makes Interstate 10 so dangerous?

Interstate 10 is one of the darkest interstates in the United States and ranks fourth for having the greatest number of drunk drivers. As I-10 passes through New Orleans, it’s particularly dangerous. There were 89 fatal wrecks there between 2011 and 2015.

Why is Interstate 20 a dangerous roadway?

Interstate 20 is dangerous thanks to being the fifth-darkest interstate and having a particularly rough area in Shreveport. There were 27 fatal collisions in that area during the study.

If you live in Louisiana and have to use these roadways, don’t think that they’re a death trap. However, you should be aware of the dangers, so you can drive more safely and take steps to protect yourself. Things like using your daylights, slowing down and paying attention to the road can do much to protect you against collisions.

If you are hit by another driver, then you’ll be able to seek to hold them accountable. A personal injury claim is one option, depending on the circumstances that led to your collision.