As my kid gets closer to the age of getting behind the wheel I feel my anxiety getting higher and higher. New data just released shows us the most dangerous highways in Missouri and the most with fatalities.

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No matter if you're a new driver and have been driving for years, getting behind the wheel on a highway is dangerous. You have to be aware of so many things. Deer, drivers, distracted drivers, and other animals. Some highways in Missouri are not only dangerous but have the highest fatality rate. Stacker ranked the highways in Missouri with the most fatalities using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

  • #5 SR-5 with 17 crashed and 19 fatalities
  • #4 US-63 with 18 crashes and 19 fatalities
  • #3 US-61 with 16 crashes and 20 fatalities
  • #2 I-70 23 with 32 crashes and 23 fatalities
  • #1 1-44 with 23 crashes and 24 fatalities

The data collected was determined by the NHTSA,

In nearly half of all fatal crashes, drivers were either speeding, impaired by alcohol, not wearing a seat belt, or some combination of those three, according to NHTSA.

Just be careful out there, take your time, put the phone down, and pay attention when you are driving. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month so it's important now more than ever to talk to your young driver in the family about how to put the phone down and pay attention when behind the wheel.

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