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The 3 most dangerous highways in High Point

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2021 | Personal Injury

The Piedmont Triad consists of three cities in the north-central region of North Carolina: Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. Five interstates run through the Piedmont Triad, and four of those run through High Point.

In 2019, there were 2,244 crashes in High Point, North Carolina. Eight of those crashes involved fatalities and 1,296 involved injuries.

Highways with the highest accident rates

The highways in High Point with the highest accident rates include Interstate 40, Interstate 74 and Interstate 85. Interstate 40 runs from Barstow, California to Wilmington, North Carolina. Interstate 74 runs from Davenport, Iowa to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Interstate 85 runs from Petersburg, Virginia to Montogomery, Alabama.

Why these roads are so dangerous

High Point is a highly populated area that extends into four different counties. Congested roadways are the cause of many accidents as several highways converge and connect through the area. Excessive speed contributes to many collisions. Inattentive drivers and drivers those inexperienced with heavy traffic are additional leading causes of accidents.

How to be safer on these roads

Avoid traveling on these roads during rush hour whenever possible. When you must travel these dangerous and congested roadways, practice defensive driving techniques. Control your speed and look out for hazards in the road or from other vehicles. Do not trust other vehicles with your safety.

The rate of collisions increases in inclement weather, so give yourself extra time to reach your destination in any extreme weather conditions. Drowsy driving and drunk driving also contribute to higher crash rates at night. Use caution on the roads at night.