Colorado Has Some of the Most Dangerous Intersections in the USA
There are always risks involved when it comes to driving. You need to be not only alert for your own surroundings but for other drivers as well. You never know when someone is going to be paying attention to something other than the road.
Nearly a quarter of all traffic deaths nationwide occur at an intersection according to Anidajar & Levine. The state of Florida tops the list of deaths at intersections with over 35 percent of deaths happening on this stretch of road.
Data analysis from 2017 to 2021 shows that there were more than 47,000 deaths at intersections in the United States. When it comes to Colorado, where do our intersections rank in terms of danger?
The state of Colorado made the top 10 list for most dangerous intersections by state with 31.03 percent of deaths related to vehicles in the analyzed time frame. While Colorado did not make it on to the top five list, number six is all the more reason to pay attention while at an intersection.
These are the top five most dangerous states for intersections in the United States
- Nevada - 31.65 percent of crash deaths occurred at intersections
- Minnesota - 31.99 percent of crash deaths occurred at intersections
- New Jersey - 32.61 percent of crash deaths occurred at intersections
- New York - 34.06 percent of crash deaths occurred at intersections
- Florida - 35.11 percent of crash deaths occurred at intersections
The safest state for intersections belongs to our neighbors to the north. Wyoming had the fewest crash deaths at interestions at only 52 deaths with an overall death total on the roads of 618.
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