Data shows I-4 may be the most dangerous interstate in America

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Many Tampa Bay residents drive I-4 daily, as the interstate is the only major east-west corridor is between Tampa and Orlando. But new numbers show it may be the most deadly interstate in America, according to federal fatal crash statistics between 2010 and 2015.

A company called Everquote calculated the number of fatal crashes per mile, and determined I-4 is America’s deadliest stretch of highway.
I-4 is 132 miles long and there have been 1.4 traffic deaths per mile in the past six years.

The survey shows that distracted driving is the largest factor in fatal crashes with cell-phone use ranking as the top distraction. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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