Danger-Zone Most Dangerous Roads
Danger-Zone is the title of this weeks pod. Ruthann explores Americas most dangerous roads. Is your state in the rankings? We talk about where most people run risk of being killed just by being on these roads. Danger is every where if you are on this list
Although the consistent, unchanging open road can be relaxing, some roads require a bit more concentration.
While there are terrifying yet thrilling roads all over the world, there are plenty of roads that offer adventure right in the US.
From Alaska’s Dalton Highway to Florida’s Highway 1, these are the most dangerous roads in the US.
Alaska’s nightmarish Dalton Highway stretches some 400 miles through remote forests, tundras, and over the Yukon River.
What makes this drive extra scary is its 240-mile stretch with no gas stations, restaurants, hotels, or any other basic services. The road also contains multiple signs warning of steep grades and avalanches.A 181-mile stretch of Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles was ranked as the most deadly stretch of road in the US in 2010. The study revealed that in 15 years alone, 1,069 people had perished on the road.
A stretch of US Route 550 traverses three 10,000-foot mountains passes, and winds across steep cliffs and hairpin curves, all without guardrails.
Local folklore says Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway got its name because an early traveler said you’d have to pay her one million dollars to drive it again.
Montana is known for being one of the most dangerous states to drive in, mostly because of its long stretches of highway in between towns. So if you have an accident, you’re on your own, as it takes an average of 80 minutes for an ambulance to arrive
Highway 2 is particularly dangerous; it maintains a 70mph speed limit through mountainous roads. The road has proven to be so treacherous that Washington State recently spent $60 million to make the road safer.Interstate 45 was ranked as the second-deadliest highway in the US in 2016 after analysts found that the highway averaged 56.5 fatal accidents per 100 miles of roadway. The most dangerous part of the route is in Houston, with 51 fatal wrecks from 2011 to 2015. So tune in to this weeks Podcast and see if you are in the Danger-Zone on Americas roads!