Study says I-17 is nation’s 4th deadliest highway

Interstate 17, which connects Phoenix to Flagstaff, is listed as the fourth deadliest highway in the nation, according to a study by the GPS tracking company Teletrac Navman. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Interstate 17, which connects Phoenix to Flagstaff, is listed as the fourth deadliest highway in the nation, according to a study by the GPS tracking company Teletrac Navman. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

Interstate 17, which connects Phoenix to Flagstaff, is listed as the fourth deadliest highway in the nation, according to a study by the GPS tracking company Teletrac Navman.

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Photo by Bill Helm; Design by Chris Myers/VVN

This is based on federal Fatal Accident Reporting System data retrieved from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Here is quick glance of the study on I-17:

Length of highway: 146 miles

Deaths per mile of highway: 0.843

Total traffic fatalities 2011-2015: 123

Deadliest city on highway: Phoenix

Most common month: March

Most common day of month: 3

Most common day of week: Saturday

Most common single hour of day: 3 to 4 p.m.

Most common first harmful events: Motor vehicle in transport, overturn, pedestrian

According to the study, the top three most deadly highways are listed as Interstate 4 in Florida, Interstate 45 in Texas, and State Route 192 also in Florida. Interstate 95, also in Florida, is listed as No. 5.

For more information on the study, visit https://www.teletracnavman.com/infographics/most-dangerous-roads-in-america

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