November 14, 2017
Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Zonar created the graphic ahead of the holiday season when, on average, there are approximately 36% more vehicles on the road. Higher traffic combined with bad weather conditions and shorter daylight, puts truck drivers at a higher risk of an accident during the holiday season, according to Zonar. The company analyzes data from commercial vehicles to provide drivers and managers with information and analysis to better navigate and safely manage cargo and passengers.
“With more people behind the wheel during the holidays, we want to make sure everyone knows which routes require a bit more caution driving through,” says Gary Schmidt, vice president, business solutions at Zonar. “Our top priority when designing any product is to ensure that everyone on the road stays safe – whether you’re a truck driver headed cross country or a family on a road trip to Thanksgiving dinner.”
According to the Department of Transportation, the top 10 most dangerous roads for truck drivers based on total accident volume between 2013 -2016 are:
I-10 Alabama I-95 Florida HWY-75 Idaho I-40 Arkansas US-1 Florida M-20 Michigan I-80 Border of Nebraska and Colorado HWY-5 Colorado I-70 Maryland SC-35 South Carolina