Driving in Connecticut isn’t always as safe as you’d like it to be. There are some roadways that are more dangerous than others, and it’s safe to say that it’s best to avoid those areas or to be extremely cautious when you have to pass through.
The University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Crash Data Repository has been released with data showing which areas of the state have become the most dangerous for drivers so that you can be more aware when you’re behind the wheel.
Connecticut’s most dangerous roads
The most dangerous road in New Haven, Connecticut, came in with over 1,493 crashes between 2018 and mid-2021. That was Interstate 91. It was followed closely by Interstate 95, which saw 1,057 crashes in the same three-year period.
Another dangerous road in the region is Route 10, which is the second-most dangerous location in New Haven. One Route 10, there were 1,396 crashes between January 2018 and July 2021.
Some other areas that have been found to have more crashes than others include:
- Route 1 at 725
- Route 80 with 577
- Whalley Avenue with 566
- Whitney Avenue with 242
- Howard Avenue with 203
This isn’t a full list of the most dangerous streets, but it does show that intersections and busy highways throughout the area have a potential to be where crashes tend to occur.
What makes these intersections and roads so dangerous?
Speeding and running traffic lights are some of the primary causes of the issues on these roads. In some areas where pedestrian traffic is more common, the Department of Transportation has been in discussions to make adjustments to traffic lights or to install better sidewalks.
State Route 10, which is among the worst, has a pretty high level of pedestrian traffic despite heavy traffic. There is also a flea market along that route, which means that pedestrians are more likely to be trying to cross with or without a crosswalk present.
Regardless of where you are in Connecticut, there are some roads that will be more dangerous than others. Pay attention, slow down and stop if a crash has occurred. If you’re hit and involved in a car crash, call 911 and wait for help to arrive. Then, you can look into making a claim.