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I-95 In Connecticut Makes List Of Most Dangerous Highways

Says Stretch Near Norwalk Is Perilous
Traffic on I-95 in Norwalk - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

Traffic on I-95 in Norwalk – Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

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NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — I-95 near Norwalk, Conn., is one of the deadliest stretches of highway in the United States, according to a new list by Popular Mechanics.

Citing a Connecticut Post article, Popular Mechanics wrote that in 2009 more than 10 percent of all accidents on Connecticut’s 100-mile stretch of I-95 occurred in the eight miles around Norwalk.

“This is where the odds of being in an accident increased significantly, with 735 crashes annually compared to less than 600 for similarly sized sections through other cities, such as New Haven, Stamford, Greenwich, and Milford,” the magazine wrote on its website.

Congestion, curves and hills were mentioned as possible culprits. Last year, work began to widen I-95 near exits 14 and 15.

LINK: Popular Mechanics list

The magazine did not offer any criteria for its list and did not rank the 10 highways, which did not appear on a top-10 list, but rather an article titled “10 of America’s Most Dangerous Roads.”

According to the World Health Organization, there are 11 highway deaths per 100,000 people each year in the United States — three times the death rate in the United Kingdom — the article noted.

Here are the other roads that made the list.

  • I-10 in Arizona
  • I-26 in South Carolina
  • Highway 550 in Colorado
  • Highway 2 in Montana
  • U.S. 431, Alabama
  • Dalton Highway, Alaska
  • California State Route 138
  • U.S. 24 Fort Wayne to Toledo in Ohio
  • I-15 from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

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