Houston highways named among the most dangerous in America

29July 2018

Houston highways named among the most dangerous in America

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US-59, I-10, and US-290 all made the cut according to an analysis by ValuePenguin using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
ValuePenguin analyzed the number of fatal crashes and fatalities between 2010 and 2016. I-10 had 676 fatalities in this time frame, US-59 had 390, and US-290 had 212. Of those three Harris County highways, I-10 ranked the highest nationally at 5.
The ranking was determined by comparing fatal crashes per vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) per capita, fatalities per crash, and the percentage of fatal nonvehicle collisions that occurred on each highway.
The American highway that topped the list was Mohave County’s US-93 in Arizona with 70 fatal crashes and 90 fatalities.
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Media: Fox 26 Houston “The portion of Interstate 10 that runs from Anthony, Texas, near the New Mexico state line to the border of Louisiana placed fifth in our dangerous highway rankings. This east–west highway connects the Texan cities of El Paso, San Antonio and Houston. Most fatal crashes occurred on the segment of I-10 running through Harris County,” ValuePenguin stated .
Swipe through the gallery above to see all the Texas highways that made ValuePenguin’s list.
Fernando Alfonso III covers everything from crime to weird internet trends. Read him on the breaking news site chron.com and the subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com . | fernando.alfonso@chron.com

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