People may think of Northern locations with snowy weather when considering dangerous roads. However, numerous Southern streets rank as some of the most dangerous in America, including Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.
No matter where a person lives, roads can become hazardous, some more so than others. The following is a review of the most perilous locations for driving in Louisiana.
The deadliest roads in Louisiana
The rapid speeds on the highway can quickly create deadly conditions. Unsurprisingly, I-10E from Exit 231A to 239B logged more fatal vehicle accidents than any other location in Louisiana. As locals and visitors travel to see the sights of New Orleans and catch games at the Superdome, collisions are more likely.
Other locations in the top 10 include:
- Blues Highway from Hanks Dr. to Delcourt Ave.
- I-12W from Exit 7 to Exit 4
- US-190 from Lobdell Ave. to Rushmore Dr.
- US-61 from Briarwood Pl. to Ascension Parish Rd.
- US-165 from Center St. to S. Park Dr.
Anyone who must travel in these areas does well to be more cautious than usual.
The most dangerous parishes
The parishes of East Baton Rouge, Orleans, Caddo, St. Tammany and Calcasieu recorded nearly a third of the state’s fatal accidents.
The factor that contributes most to vehicle deaths in these locations and others is drunk driving. Distracted driving and speeding also add a significant number of fatalities. Motorists should not allow anything to interfere with the safe operation of a vehicle and drive defensively to minimize the chances of these accidents.
A substantial factor in avoiding danger is knowing where it is more likely. Drivers may prevent a severe accident by avoiding or taking extra care on dangerous roadways.