Most dangerous highway stretches for US truckers

Nearly 1,700 people lost their lives on five roads between 2010 and 2016 Freight Waves By Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist

June 9, 2021 These are the top five most dangerous highway stretches in the U.S., based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (NHTSA-FARS). US Highway 93, Arizona This highway covers a stretch of 200 miles in Arizona that many drivers use to travel between Las Vegas and Phoenix. More specifically, it runs from Wickenburg, Arizona, to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, also known as the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, near the Arizona-Nevada border. From 2010 to 2016, 90 people died in 70 fatal crashes on this road. Most of these crashes happened in Mohave County in the far western part of Arizona, which includes the city of Kingman. State Route 9, Oklahoma State Route 9 spans east to west through the middle of Oklahoma, between the Arkansas state border and the Texas panhandle. At 348 miles long, it’s the second-longest state highway in Oklahoma, behind State Route 3, which is 615 miles long. Between 2010 and 2016, 60 people were killed in 50 fatal crashes on this highway. The majority occurred in Cleveland County, which includes the city of Norman.

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