Getting behind the wheel, even going to the store, is getting increasingly dangerous. A new ranking of the deadliest highways has one Illinois Interstate among the worst.

Road trip season is here and many of us will be hitting the highways and interstates, but a new ranking claims these are the top deadliest in the nation. Ranked #15 Interstate-21 which starts in Illinois and goes through Tennessee is among the most fatal.

According to Love Exploring the 317-mile interstate is a popular highway traveling straight through Music City (Nashville).

Highlighted as the country’s 15th most deadly road, it recorded 167 road traffic deaths over its 317-mile route, which is an average of 0.527 deaths per mile.


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I've been traveling a lot this past year and have noticed how drivers are increasingly distracted. Whether on their phones, changing the music channel, or having a heated conversation, drivers pay more attention in the car than around them.

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We are lucky here in the Midwest. Interstate 24 is the only interstate that is among the deadliest in the nation.

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