The Most Dangerous Road in South Dakota Spans Over 400 Miles
It's a road that causes a number of fatalities each and every year, but it's almost possible to avoid.
Flex Fleet Rental compiled a list of the most dangerous roadway in each state and South Dakota's most perilous stretch of pavement may not be the one you're thinking of.
Where is the Most Dangerous Road in all of South Dakota?
The most dangerous road in South Dakota is U.S. Highway 18, which straddles the border across the southern part of the Mount Rushmore State, running from Canton in the east, all the way to Edgemont in the west. Each year, on average, more than 5 people die on this highway.
As for our neighbors, here are the most dangerous roads in the states closest to South Dakota:
- Minnesota: U.S. Highway 169 (7 deaths per year annually)
- Iowa: Interstate 80 (19 deaths per year annually)
- Nebraska: Interstate 80 (23 deaths per year annually)
- North Dakota: U.S. Highway 2: (10 deaths per year annually)
- Wyoming: Interstate 80 (21 deaths per year annually)
- Montana: U.S. Highway 2 (15 deaths per year annually)
Which road has the highest amount of fatalities each year? That dubious title goes to the state of Florida, where, on average, 108 deaths occur every year on U.S. Highway 1, which runs North to South, through the majority of the Sunshine State.
To view the full list of the most dangerous road in each U.S. state, check out the article from the Flex Fleet Rental Website here.
Story Source: Flex Fleet Rental Website