I-45 - Most dangerous road in the U.S. (is this a "We're No. 1" moment?)

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  • TipBledsoe

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    "In the US, the Interstate 45 spanning north from Galveston to Dallas, has been shown to be the deadliest thoroughfare, with five fatal accidents for every 100 miles"

    Or 1 for every 20 miles?
    I find either extremely hard to believe.

    That doesn't tell us much of anything without knowing how often it happens, right? (edit) I guess maybe they do sort of specify frequency, if they're meaning; for EVERY car driving 100 miles there are 5 fatalities, which would be total hog wash.

    Besides that, the UK doesn't have any business nosing around in our business!
     
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    Sam7sf

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    I see more dangerous drivers on 20, 30 and 35. Lately it seems more retarded truckers causing accidents on 45.

    45 is a lot better than many roads.
     

    ZX9RCAM

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    "In the US the Interstate 45, spanning from Galveston to Dallas, has five fatal accidents for every 100 miles."

    What does this even mean?
    It doesn't say how often it does or doesn't happen.
     

    pronstar

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    Accident stats are given as fatalities per vehicle mile travelled (VMT).

    In 2020, across the entirely of the US, fatalities were 1.37 per 100 million VMT.

    I find the “5 fatalities per 100 miles” figure absolutely meaningless without more context.

    Because if it’s used as highway fatality data is typically used, it would mean every person in the US is already dead due to this highway of death.

    Honestly I think that given figure is a mistake.
    Perhaps it’s 5 per 100 million VMT, but I’m not going to assume so.


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