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Main highway to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando named deadliest in the country

in Theme Parks, Travel, Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World

I-4, the major highway stretching through Central Florida that connects Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, has been named the deadliest highway in the country according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to the data, there were 165 deaths on I-4 between 2011 and 2015. Orlando is home to the deadliest section of the 132-mile road, with 19 of those deaths occurring in the city.

A company known as Teletracnavman created an infographic detailing the unsettling statistics.

Millions of people vacation in Orlando every year, visiting some of the most popular theme parks and attractions in the world, and I-4 is likely the road they travel to get to those attractions.

Hopefully, this data will lead to a drastic change in these statistics and I-4 will not be such a dangerous road to traverse in the future. Until then, please drive safely.

Source: Orlando Weekly

image credit: i4exitguide.com

2 Comments

  1. Reagan

    wow. Call me a risk taker then

  2. Scott

    That is… really poor statistics. I4 is one of the shortest interstates and it has more cities per mile than any other (except the 3-digit interstates). They’re averaging crashes per mile on I95 over ALL the miles from Miami to Maine?? I’d bet if you focused on the Miami portion it would be way deadlier than the Charleston to Virginia Beach portion. I mean, if you consider that I-10 is over 3000 miles long and passes through the loneliest parts of Texas, it seems that there must be some parts which are way more dangerous than Orlando to bring it as high as # 6 on average.

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