Connecticut Road That Stretches Through Danbury Named Most Dangerous in the State
If you drive around Connecticut on a daily basis, then you know what roads to take and what roads to avoid.
Most of the time, we avoid certain roads because of the traffic situation, or maybe because there's construction going on. However, most people don't seem to avoid a road because it's so dangerous. Actually, drivers are usually unaware of how deadly a certain stretch of road in Connecticut can be.
Well according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there's one road in Connecticut that produces more fatalities, especially during the summer months, and that road is US-6, or as most of us call it, Route 6.
Route 6 which starts at the New York border and stretches through Danbury and continues all the way to Rhode Island had the most fatal crashes (24) in a three-year period that was measured from the months of May through September.
Now, my guess for the most dangerous road may have been I-84, or I-95, and they were also on the list. In fact, according to asecurelife.com, I-95 placed second with 22 fatalities, and I-91 was the third most dangerous road with 20 fatalities during the same survey period.
Now not only is Route 6 the most dangerous road in Connecticut, it also happens to be one of the most dangerous roads in the entire country. So if you find yourself driving on this scenic route through the state, you may want to be extra careful. Some of the risk factors listed that have put this road at the top of the list include:
- Poor Road Conditions
- Unexpected Curves and Sharp Turns
- Distractive Drivers
As far as overall accidents, I-95 tops the list by a wide margin. In fact I-95 placed 23rd on the list for the most dangerous roadway in all of the U.S. with an average of 735 crashes annually. The road is particularly treacherous in the 8 mile section around Norwalk.
Some of the factors considered in the ranking for this interstate highway were:
- The road is know for speeding
- Major road congestion around the holiday's
- Distracted driving during the summer and fall months
- Icy, snow covered roads in the winter months
Just remember, no matter what roads in Connecticut you're driving on, it's always recommended to stay off your phone, buckle up, and obey all traffic and speed limit laws.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also suggests regular maintenance to make sure your vehicle is in top, safe condition.