These are the most dangerous highways in the US

Signs for I-75
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By , WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) -- As Americans hit the road this holiday season, those traveling along I-75 may want to exercise some extra caution.

A new report compiled by takes a look at the ten most dangerous roads in the U.S., along with sections of the country that have a high motor vehicle fatality rate.

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The report is based on data collected from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from 2019 through 2020.

According to the website, I-75 was found to be the fourth most dangerous highway in the U.S., as it runs though several high-traffic areas including Detroit, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Tampa and Fort Myers.

The highway was also found to be particularly dangerous during the winter months, and had a total of 237 fatalities or 13.27 fatalities per 100 miles in 2019.

The most dangerous highway in the U.S. is Interstate 95 (I-95), followed by Interstate 20 (I-20) and Interstate 5 (I-5). Along with I-75, Interstate 35 (I-35) rounded out the top five.

Other key findings from the study include:

--Vehicle fatalities increased by an estimated 7.2% from 2019 to 2020.

--Wyoming, New Mexico and South Carolina had the most vehicular crashes per 100,000 people.

--Hillsborough County in Florida, which houses the city of Tampa, had the highest number of fatalities in the nation, 15 per 100,000 people.

Read more on the report from here.

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