If you’ve ever traveled through Texas, you’ve most likely driven on at least one of the deadliest interstates in the country. 

I try to avoid driving on interstates at all costs when road-tripping. Mostly to avoid getting stuck in traffic, but I also prefer taking a more scenic route at a slower pace. For me, traveling is just as much about the trip as the destination. 

Not to mention, many people on the interstate love to travel at a high rate of speed. Driving tends to make me anxious in the first place, but my anxiety level goes through the roof when people are flying down the highway, whipping in and out of traffic.

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I like to think I’m a very defensive driver, but even the most defensive drivers find themselves in accidents at times. So, it’s good to know which roads have the highest rate of wrecks and fatalities so you can be a little more defensive than usual when traveling on them. 

Thanks to the Austin American-Statesman we now know which interstates are the deadliest in the U.S. Sadly, three of the four most dangerous stretches of interstates are located right here in the Lone Star State. 

10 Deadliest Interstates in the U.S. 

  1. I-4, Florida 
  2. I-35E, Texas 
  3. I-45, Texas 
  4. I-30, Arkansas and Texas 
  5. I-24, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois 
  6. I-5, California, Oregon, and Washington 
  7. I-95, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine 
  8. I-78, Pennsylvania and New Jersey 
  9. I-93, New Hampshire and Massachusetts 
  10. I-26, North and South Carolina

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