The Deadliest Roads: Charlotte, NC

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If you've lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, for any amount of time, you may already be aware that there are several areas where drivers are more at risk of being in a crash. In fact, Charlotte has been considered one of the most dangerous places to drive in the last five years, and one interstate, I-85, is featured on Teletrac Navman's top 25 deadliest roads in the United States.

Whether you take these on your morning commute daily or are just visiting, beware of these two roads to ensure you get home safely.

Interstate 85

Interstate 85, and in particular, the stretch between Brookshire Boulevard and Sugar Creek Road, is ranked among the top ten most dangerous highways. Despite Charlotte only having five miles of this road, it is regarded as the "deadliest city" along the entire highway, as there were 30 traffic deaths from 2016 to 2019.

Although this may not seem like a lot, the whole interstate has a rate of 0.613 deaths per mile of highway, meaning that in these three years, Charlotte had a rate of 6 deaths per mile.

Interstate 77

Charlotte's second most dangerous road is Interstate 77, specifically between Remount Road and Exit 13-A. In this area, there have been 38 fatalities since 2000.

Many things can be contributing to this. Since it is a major interstate, speeding is much more common. This road also leads into downtown Charlotte, so rush hour for the morning and evening work commutes is especially dangerous due to the increase in drivers.

Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in North Carolina

At Payne Law Firm, we understand that your family’s safety is of the utmost importance. That’s why we work to ensure they aren’t put at risk of being involved in a collision with a negligent driver. With our help, you can hold these dangerous individuals responsible for the injuries they cause. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (713) 999-4801.

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