Heavily trafficked freeways already pose a danger to drivers, but those with more commercial trucks present an even greater risk.
Indiana has a large amount of truck traffic and is home to some of the most dangerous freeways in the country.
Indiana freeways with the most accidents
The following are Indiana roadways with a high volume of motor vehicle accidents:
- Interstate 80/94, specifically Borman Expressway
- Interstate 90 from Chicago into Indiana
- Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana
- Interstate 70, specifically the 60-mile stretch between the Indiana/Illinois state line and the Hendricks Country line
- Highway 60, also known as “Death Row”
Highway 41 consistently makes the list of deadliest roads in the country. An average of 10 deaths occur on this highway every year due to a high volume of traffic and several dangerous intersections.
Leading causes of auto accidents in Indiana
Unsafe driver actions, loss of control, and driver distraction account for the most motor vehicle accidents in Indiana. Common unsafe driving actions include:
- Following too closely
- Illegal or improper turning
- Improper passing
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Failing to yield
Drivers tend to travel at higher speeds on freeways and highways. This is especially dangerous during inclement weather, such as snow and rain. According to recent studies by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, reports of speed-related collisions on freeways currently trend downward.
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common form of personal injury claims, and injuries from freeway collisions and trucking accidents are often severe. Safe driving practices may save you from devastating physical and financial damages.