As families prepare for their Labor Day traveling there is the obvious conversation about gas prices, it happens every year. There are other important topics for traveling that may be overlooked.

THINGS TO REMEMBER DURING ROAD TRIPS

  • Follow Scott's Law (Move Over Law)
  • Pack an emergency preparedness kit
  • Don't be distracted while you're driving.

Out of curiosity, I wanted to find out which were the most dangerous roadways in Illinois. Not only did I want to know which are the most dangerous but also WHY?

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#4: Route 55/Route 66

If you've ever driven down to St. Louis you likely traveled along I-55. The nearly 300-mile highway stretches from Chicago to St. Louis.

From wrong-way car collisions to garbage truck crashes to semi-truck roll-overs to tragic accidents involving family vehicles veering into the Vermillion River, Route 55 is as dangerous as they come.

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#3: Route 390

What is bad about 390 other than the tolls?

Illinois State Police have seen icy 11-car pileups, deadly hit-and-runs, and simply awful head-on crashes.

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#2: Dan Ryan Expressway

That stretch of road is always a mess, or so it seems. It's also one of the reasons Chicago is on of the top cities for traffic congestion.

In the last year alone, the Dan Ryan has seen several multi-vehicle crashes, hit-and-runs, motorcycle collisions, car accidents caused by drive-by shootings, and even crashes involving police cruisers.

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#1: Stevenson Expressway

The Stevenson is famously known for being the meccafor accidents in Illinois.

When motorists aren’t dodging thrown rocks, shootings, and toxic spills, the Stevenson Expressway is a magnet for errant drivers and spectacular car accidents.

My question is, how did the Kennedy Expressway not make this list?

These Rockford intersections aren't necessarily dangerous but how many can you identify without seeing any street names??

Rockford has some weird intersections as well as "worst" intersections. Test your knowledge and see if you can correctly name all 20 of these interactions in the forest city.

Check out these pics of how much downtown Rockford has changed over the years...

Changes to downtown Rockford in a little over 10 years.