Utah’s Five Most Dangerous Highways
A new report from KSL.com looks at the five most dangerous roads in Utah.
- Interstate 15. I-15 runs the entire length of the state through some of its most populous areas. With higher than usual speed limits, it had the highest number of vehicle fatalities last year with 38.
- U.S. Route 89. This is one of the oldest highways in the state, spanning over 500 miles from Logan, Utah to the southern border of Arizona. There were 18 fatalities along it in 2014.
- Interstate 80. As we’ve already discussed I-80, it’s no surprise to see it here on this list. It runs all the way from San Francisco to New York City, cutting through the populous northern part of the state. In addition to the 15 fatalities last year, I-80 is prone to other sorts of accidents because of its out-of-state destinations.
- Interstate 70. I-70 is unique in that it is one of the few major highways in Utah that does not connect to a major urban area. In fact it ends in Utah in the Cove Fort area. Despite that, there were eight fatalities along the road last year. In general, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends drivers to remain cautions on rural roads, as they accounted for 54 percent of traffic fatalities in 2012 despite the fact that only 19 percent of the population live in such sparsely populated areas.
- U.S. Route 6. The road, specifically the areas between Price and Spanish Fork, is dangerous because it has a lot of twists and turns.
No matter how safe you think you are, accidents do happen. In those cases, contacting a personal injury attorney can help you handle the situation.