10 Photos of the Most Dangerous Roads in America


Some of the most treacherous stretches of road in the U.S. are on this list and span all the way from Alaska to Florida.

If you find yourself on one of these highways, keep your eyes on the road!

1. The Million Dollar Highway – Colorado

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While the scenery is very beautiful, this highway is also dangerous. Drivers must negotiate three different 10,000 passes with tight turns and NO GUARDRAILS.

2. Interstate 4 – Florida

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This highway stretches 132 miles in the Sunshine State, but it is anything but pleasant for many people. It’s been ranked the deadliest interstate in the U.S. and has been ranked in the top 10 deadliest interstates for the past 6 years.

3. The Dalton Highway – Alaska

This 400-mile highway cuts through very remote areas in Alaska. There is a 240-mile stretch of the Dalton Highway that is completely barren: no gas, no restrooms, no restaurants, nothing. There are also steep sections and avalanche risks.

4. Highway 2 – Montana

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Montana is sparsely populated, so accident victims regularly have to wait an average of 80 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. Highway 2 has a 70 mile per hour rate through mountain roads, often leading to accidents.

5. I-45 – Houston, Texas

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This highway was ranked the second deadliest in the U.S. in 2016. There were 51 fatal wrecks on I-45 in Houston between 2011-2015.

6. I-10 – Arizona

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If you’ve ever driven through the desert on I-10 from Arizona to California, you know how desolate it is. One year saw 85 deaths alone on this highway in Arizona.

7. I-15 – Nevada

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The route between Las Vegas and Los Angeles was judged to be the most deadly stretch of road in the nation in 2010. Over the course of 15 years, 1,069 died on this highway.

8. Highway 1 – Florida

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Remarkably, over 1,000 people have died on this stretch of highway in the last 10 years. It’s been ranked as having the highest fatal crash rate in America.

9. Interstate 285 – Atlanta

Atlanta traffic is legendary, and Georgia ranks 7th in the U.S. for fatal car accidents. This particular highway had 3.5 fatal crashes per every 10-mile stretch in 2013.

10. Highway 17 – South Carolina

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The road is very picturesque, but very dangerous. Highway 17 cuts through rural areas and has sharp turns and many wild animals wandering near the roadway. The highway was named the 4th most dangerous road in the U.S.