What States' Highways Are The Most Dangerous?

Divers, you see more of the country than nearly anyone else.  You could probably teach geography teachers a thing or two, and you certainly know where to find the best and worst roads in America.

Do you agree with Car Insurance Comparison’s list of Most Dangerous Highways?

Each state was scored in 6 categories (50 being the most dangerous and 1 being the safest) and added everything together to determine the final order. The 6 categories they used were:

  • Interstate Speeding Fatalities per Miles of Interstate
  • Percent of Drivers without Seat Belts
  • Highway Bridges Rated Obsolete or Deficient
  • Highway Deaths per 1,000 Highway Miles Traveled
  • Federal Funding
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Death Rates

Here is a look at the Top 10 States with the Most Dangerous Highways:

10. Idaho – Best Category – Federal Funding (11th)

Worst Category – Death per 1,000 miles traveled (45th)

9. Tennessee – Best Category – Highway Bridges (16th)

Worst Category – Federal Funding (42nd)

8. Arizona – Best Category – Highway Bridges (4th)

Worst Category – Interstate Speeding Fatalities (46th)

7. Kentucky – Best Category – Interstate Speeding Fatalities (15th)

Worst Category – Driver without Seat Belts (45th)

6. Wyoming – Best Category – Federal Funding (2nd)

Worst Category – IIHS Death Rates (50th)

5. Mississippi – Best Category – Federal Funding (18th) Worst Category – IIHS Death Rates (49th)

4. Louisiana – Best Category – Interstate Speeding Fatalities (18th)

Worst Category – Highway Death per 1,000 miles and IIHS Death Rates (41st in both)

3. Alabama – Best Category – Federal Funding (14th)

Worst Category – IIHS Death Rates (47th)

2. Florida – Best Category – Highway Bridges (5th)

Worst Category – Federal Funding (49th)

1. MOST DANGEROUS HIGHWAYS – South Carolina – Best Category – Highway Bridges (33rd)

Worst Category – IIHS Death Rates (46th)

Here is how the rest of the list shakes out:

11. Colorado

12. Arkansas

13. Missouri

14. California

15. Oklahoma

16. Pennsylvania

17. West Virginia

18. Montana

19. Rhode Island

20. Texas

21. Massachusetts

22. Maine

23. North Carolina

24. Kansas

25. New Mexico

26. Hawaii

27. Delaware

28. Maryland

29. Nevada

30. Connecticut

31. New York

32. South Dakota

33. Virginia

34. New Hampshire

35. Georgia

36. Wisconsin

37. Ohio

38. Washington

39. Illinois

40. Utah

41. Vermont

42. New Jersey

43. Oregon

44. Alaska

45. Nebraska

46. North Dakota

47. Michigan

48. Indiana

49. Minnesota

50. SAFEST HIGHWAYS – Iowa

If you are interested into taking a closer look at the study and the results check out www.carinsurancecomparison.com

But now we are wondering if you agree with their results. Does South Carolina really have the most dangerous highways and do you know passing through Iowa will be a breeze? What about everyone in between? Are there certain states and highways you dread getting on?