This Western Kentucky Road is the Most Dangerous in the State
One road in Kentucky was recently named "the most dangerous" in the state. Do you think you know which one it is?
While Kentucky is full of roads that offer great scenery and make for a great Sunday drive, we also have a few sketchy roads throughout the state too. Whether they are very narrow, curvy, crowded with other drivers, or just full of potholes, I'm sure we can all think of a few roads that we tend to try to avoid. That being said, the most dangerous road in the state runs right through western Kentucky, and it very well could be one of those roads that you avoid...or at least a road that you should avoid.
The website, This VS That, searched the country and evaluated miles of infrastructure, taking into account the average number of fatalities each year, to determine which roads are the most dangerous in each state. According to This VS That:
While there are plenty of safe roads to travel with gorgeous views to behold, there are other roads where you need to be a lot more vigilant. Some roads, you may even want to avoid entirely if you can help it. We've compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country, based on the average number of fatalities that occur each year. Many of these roads are extremely busy, making fatal crashes inevitable. Remember that Robert Frost took the road less traveled by. Why? Because he knew the other one would kill him!
So, which Kentucky road is the most dangerous in the state? Let's take a look...
The Most Dangerous Road in Kentucky
The most dangerous road in Kentucky runs right through the tourist section of western Kentucky between the cities of Paducah and Eddyville, it passes Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, two large manmade lakes. From there this road heads east through the cities of Princeton, Central City, Beaver Dam, Leitchfield, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Lawrenceburg, Midway, Georgetown, and Maysville. The road actually crosses the Ohio River twice. If you haven't guessed by now, it's U.S. Route 62.
Here's what This VS That says about this road:
The Kentucky US Route 62 stretch can be a real problem for Kentucky residents and travelers. There have been 115 crashes and 124 fatalities over 10 years.
The average number of deaths each year is about 12 per year, and unless people start driving better, that's not likely to change. Better luck this year…hopefully.
Would you agree that this is the most dangerous road in Kentucky? You can check out the most dangerous road in Indiana by clicking here, and see the full list of the most dangerous road in each state by clicking here.