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Here are some of the company’s key findings:
- The five deadliest roads for Thanksgiving and Christmas travel — Interstate 10, I-95, I-80, I-35 and I-20 — accounted for 151 deaths from 2015 to 2018.
- These roadways account for 15% of the holiday travel deaths on the entire National Highway System despite making up only 6% of total mileage.
- Traffic volume along these highways likely has a big impact on the high number of deaths. I-10, the most dangerous road, traverses the third-highest population among interstates.
- Roughly one in every three fatal holiday-season traffic accidents involved a drunken driver.
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Here are the five deadliest highways for holiday travel:
- I-95 (Florida to Maine)
- I-80 (California to New Jersey)
- I-35 (Texas to Minnesota)
- I-20 (Texas to South Carolina)
- I-10 (California to Florida)
According to AAA, 1.6 million more people will travel during this year’s holiday season than last year, a 2.9% increase.
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Most holiday travelers will drive to their destinations. INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects Wednesday afternoon to be the worst travel period nationally, with trips taking as much as four times longer than normal in major cities, including Atlanta.