U.S. 63 in Missouri and I-70 in Kansas - Deadliest Highways in KC Area According to Study

According to a recent study conducted by Geotab, U.S. 63 and Interstate 70 are the deadliest highways in Missouri and Kansas, based on fatality rates.  The study was conducted to identify the most dangerous highway in every state, and used data taken from the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Even though U.S. 63 in Missouri is touted as the state's deadliest highway, it was still found to be safer than those in 22 other states.  Over a 10-year time span from which data for the study was taken, there were a reported 179 deaths on U.S. 63 which means an average of nearly 18 fatalities per year.

Traffic safety engineer Ray Shank of MoDOT said efforts are being made to improve safety along U.S. 63 and that guard cable is being installed in the median along with rumble strips to alert motorists when they're drifting. 

Motorists are often involved in one-vehicle crashes that result in injury, such as driving off the shoulder of the road or crashing into a guardrail when a driver becomes sleepy, is distracted, or even speeding or driving under the influence.  However, many accidents that occur along Missouri's roadways involve two or more vehicles and often result in severe injuries or even death.  Whether due to speeding, distractions, or cutting too close when passing, accidents can result in devastation for Missouri families. 

Anyone who is injured in an accident on Missouri highways because of a motorist who was negligent should consult with a Kansas City personal injury attorney immediately.  Injuries can be extremely costly not only in terms of medical expenses and property damage, but lost income and more.  Those injured in car accidents caused by other drivers may be eligible to collect substantial compensation.


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