New Study: Illinois Highway Called One of America’s Most Deadly
Every highway is dangerous. It's just apparently, some are more dangerous than others.
Now, this highway doesn't exactly run through the 815 but if you travel south from Chicago, there's a very good chance you've taken a ride on this thing.
I recall driving on this one back in the day during a family trip to Kentucky.
There was no accident but our car broke down and I remember hanging in the teeny tiny town of Dix, Illinois waiting to get our ride fixed.
Anyway, according to a list of America's Most Dangerous Highways for Summer Travelers by Mediafeed, they say Illinois' deadliest is I-57.
The i-57 is an Interstate Highway that travels generally in a north-south direction thru 2 US states, those states being; Illinois and Missouri.
The i-57 serves as a short-cut for the i-55 for those travelling from the greater Chicago area into Tennessee and points further south... as the i-57 by-passes the more westerly path of the i-55 towards and thru the St. Louis area.
Mediafeed's research shows that there have been 39 different fatalities on I-57 and the second deadliest in the state is I-55 with 37.
Needless to say, both of those highways are dangerous but realistically all highways, roads, streets, and cul de sacs, no matter where you're operating a motor vehicle, it can be scary and life threatening.
Get Jerry put together a list of things that you can do to ensure that you get to where you're going this summer without issue, and they include:
- Get comfortable
- Limit distractions
- Master merging
- Always signal
- Maintain a safe distance
There are a few others that you can look up right HERE.
I know what you're thinking, "Duh, dude. These are all things I already do while driving."
Just remember it's not about you when you're driving, it's the other guy.
Keep that in mind this summer, and stay safe.