Pennsylvania motorists might think that a busy highway like I-95 is one of the most dangerous in the state.
However, the well-known interstate was not among the top roads listed as dangerous for drivers in an analysis from a security system provider.
Seasonal driving issues
In looking at roads dangerous to drive in Pennsylvania, the security website ASecureLife took into account issues related to summer versus winter driving. Motorists have to navigate icy, slippery roads during the winter. However, summer driving can also be hazardous due to vacation time and more vehicles on the roads.
Most dangerous roads
ASeureLife used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to aid in their goal of finding the most dangerous roads in Pennsylvania. Topping the list was I-81 that runs north and south from the Maryland state line through central Pennsylvania to the New York border. There were 28 fatalities on I-81 between 2015 and 2017. The Lincoln Highway, or US 30, was the second most dangerous road in the state with 19 fatalities during the same time period. Finally, the researchers listed US 22, William Penn Highway, as the third most dangerous during 2015 and 2017 with a total of 17 fatalities.
Vehicle safety checkup
The NHTSA advises drivers to keep their vehicles in top condition through regular maintenance. Pay special attention to tires, brakes, lights, belts, hoses, wiper blades and fluid levels. Even a minor crash can result in serious injuries. Now that the winter months are drawing closer, weather is going to be a concern. Drivers should take extra care on dangerous Pennsylvania highways including I-81, US 30 and US 22.