Top 2 deadliest roads in U.S. run through Florida

Posted at 7:59 AM, Jun 27, 2016

A study released by Auto Insurance Center says vehicle crashes claimed 32,675 lives in the U.S. in 2014, which is about one person every 16 minutes.  

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The top two deadliest roads run right through Florida, Interstate 10 and Interstate 95. Statistics show that 278 people died on I-10 in 2014, and 204 people died on I-95 in the U.S.

Interstate 75 ranked No. 4 with 161 deaths, and U.S. 1 was fifth with 150 fatalities.

The reports said the riskiest times to drive are during the afternoon rush hour from 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Because the weekend tends to be the time when most people consume alcohol, Saturday was the riskiest day to drive, followed by Friday and Sunday.

Alcohol was a factor in at least 31 percent of the fatal crashes that the study examined.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Florida was third in the nation with 2,494 deaths caused by crashes in 2014.  Only California with 3,074 and Texas with 3,538 had more fatalities caused by wrecks.