Not only is California one of the biggest states, but it is also one of
the most populated. There are an estimated 29 million cars on our roads
and highways, making accidents an inevitable occurrence. While accidents
can occur anywhere, regardless of the time or place, there are several
highways in California known for its inherent dangers. In this blog, we
list some of the most dangerous roads known to California.
This interstate is most commonly used for drivers heading to Las Vegas.
Because of its heavy traffic, interstate 15 is considered to be one of
the most traveled roads in not only the state, but in the country. I-15
is located on the outskirts of Riverside, but its turns and speeding drivers
make it one of the state’s most dangerous highways. Also, during
the hot desert summer months, the combination of heated asphalt roads
and faulty or old tires can lead to catastrophic blowouts causing accidents.
Interstate 8, which runs outside of San Diego, is known to be in the top
10 most dangerous highways in the country. Many drivers find that the
interstate’s uneven lanes and constant twists and turns make this
highway a nightmare to drive on. Because the lanes on I-8 are smaller
than lanes on other roads, drivers often experience difficulty in staying
in their own lanes, especially when trying to navigate around large commercial
trucks and big rigs.
Interstate 10 is a major highway that connects bigger California cities
to Arizona’s border and runs all the way to Florida. It runs through
Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and San Bernardino, and is known to be one
of the most fatal car-accident prone areas in Southern California and
the country (54.5 fatal accidents per 100 miles). According to studies
done by traffic safety administrations, an estimated 327 drivers were
killed in accidents on the I-10 freeway between the span of 1994-2008.
Apart from traffic volume, distracted driving, drowsiness, and alcohol
intoxication are common causes of accidents that take place on the 10 freeway.
State Hwy 99
Finally, California State Highway 99 is officially the most dangerous road
in America, with 16.3 fatal accidents per 100 miles.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Southern California,
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