This Highway is the Most Dangerous in Idaho
When we head out on an awesome summer vacation, the last thing we want to worry about is getting in a nasty wreck. Idaho has some crazy traffic, and there's one road in particular where drivers experience the most crashes. Here's the big heads up.
WideOpenCountry.com says US-95 has the highest crash rate in Idaho, with an average of 142 fatal crashes in the past decade. Workers are converting it into a 4-lane highway now to try to make it safer, but that won't be finished by the time you hit the road for the 4th of July weekend.
US-95 starts about 50 miles west of Boise and runs to the northern tip of the state, stays close to the Oregon and Washington borders, and goes for 538 miles. Maybe the sheer length of this road has something to do with the number of crashes on it. It's a long road, and has plenty of opportunity for mishaps.
We don't bring this up to freak you out heading into a big 4th of July travel weekend. At least "watch out for the other guy," as my grandpa would say.
It's a whole lot more fun to focus on the best truck stops, the best steaks, and the best craft beers along this route, so we'll cover that next time. Til then, drive safe!