Report finds state’s roads among deadliest

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Published: March 16,2010

Tags: roads and bridges, transportation, travel

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Reader’s Digest revealed the best, worst and deadliest roads in America, and exposed the risks drivers pose to themselves and others. Reader’s Digest then ranked all 50 states and determined the safest, most scenic and sensible roads, along with the most dangerous roads, including the top ten deadliest for DUIs and speeding.

The findings are revealed in a special report in the April issue of Reader’s Digest, on sale March 16th.

The top 10 states with the “Best Roads” include: 1) Kansas; 2) Wisconsin; 3) Montana; 4) New Mexico; 5) Utah; 6) North Dakota; 7) Wyoming; 8) Nebraska; 9) Virginia; and 10) Oregon.

The top 10 states with the “Deadliest Roads” include: 1) Montana; 2) Louisiana; 3) South Carolina; 4) West Virginia; 5) Arkansas; 6) Mississippi; 7) Kentucky; 8) Wyoming; 9) Alabama; and 10) Nevada.

Among the “Worst Roads” are Louisiana roads in general, but I-55 and I-12 east of Baton Rouge are particularly dangerous, the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-78 and I-80), I-95 over the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey/New York and the Will Rogers Turnpike (I-44) in Oklahoma.

The top ten “Deadliest Roads” for DUI include: 1) Montana; 2) South Carolina; 3) Louisiana; 4) Wyoming; 5) West Virginia; 6) Mississippi; 7) North Dakota; 8) Texas; 9)Alabama; and 10) Arkansas. The highest ranked states for speeding include: 1) Alabama; 2) Mississippi, 3) South Carolina; 4) Wyoming; 5) Alaska; 6) Montana; 7) Pennsylvania; 8) Missouri; 9) Arizona; and 10) Texas.

The country’s safest and most sensible roads include: 1) I-35 through Kansas; 2) the Montana interstates; 3) I-75 in northern Florida; 4) I-80 in Utah; 5) I-95 between Elkton; and 6) Baltimore, Maryland.

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