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This Is America's Most Dangerous Highway

3 of the worst 5 are in Florida
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2017 12:09 PM CST
Updated Nov 18, 2017 12:14 PM CST
This Is America's Most Dangerous Highway
A small airplane lands in the closed center lanes of Interstate 4 in Seminole County, Fla., on Nov. 3, 2017, per the Florida Highway Patrol.   (Roy Parry/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

(Newser) – Sorry, Florida drivers. Teletrac Navman is out with its list of the 25 most dangerous highways in the US, and three of the five worst are in the Sunshine State, Click Orlando reports. The absolute worst? Florida's Interstate 4, which is just 132 miles long—it connects Tampa, Orlando, and Daytona—yet, between 2011 and 2015, 165 traffic fatalities took place on it. Florida's State Route 192 is also on the list, but the third Florida highway that made the top five—Interstate 95—actually stretches all the way to Massachusetts, so its fatalities could have taken place in any one of a number of states. The Lone Star State doesn't fare so well, either: Nearly half of the top 10 are in Texas. The full top 10 and their number of deaths per mile of highway:

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  1. Interstate 4, Florida: 1.250
  2. Interstate 45, Texas: 1.012
  3. State Road 192, Florida: 0.87
  4. Interstate 17, Arizona: 0.84
  5. Interstate 95, Florida to Massachusetts: 0.73
  6. Interstate 10, California to Florida: 0.70
  7. State Highway 175, Texas: 0.69
  8. Interstate 37, Texas: 0.65
  9. State Highway 290, Texas: 0.63
  10. Interstate 78, Pennsylvania to New York: 0.63
Click for the full list, along with other insights such as the most common times accidents occur. (Read more highways stories.)

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