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State Route 9 ranked second most dangerous highway across the nation with most fatal crashes occurring in Cleveland County

State Route 9 ranked second most dangerous highway across the nation with most fatal crashes occurring in Cleveland County

OU Daily
Jana Allen
Updated Jul 25, 2018   

A study by ValuePenguin found that Oklahoma’s State Route 9 is the second most dangerous highway in America, with the majority of fatal crashes occurring in Cleveland County.

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System between the years of 2010 and 2016 was analyzed by David Ascienzo, data scientist at ValuePenguin, in order to compile the ranking. Ascienzo found that State Route 9 is the second most dangerous highway overall, 42nd in DUI fatality ranking and 28th in EMS wait time ranking.

Though there were only 50 fatal crashes on the highway in the period analyzed, Ascienzo’s analyzation of the following three factors placed SR-9 in its high position on the list: fatal crashes per vehicle-miles-traveled per capita, fatalities per crash and the percentage of fatal non-vehicle collisions that occurred on each highway... FULL ARTICLE

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