Lytx identifies five riskiest highway segments

Lytx used data from its dash cams to identify the nation’s most dangerous half-mile segments, along with the days and times when most collisions occur.Lytx used data from its dash cams to identify the nation’s most dangerous half-mile segments, along with the days and times when most collisions occur.

Using data collected from in-cab video recorders, dash cam manufacturer Lytx released its “State of the Data” report that identifies the riskiest times of the week and places to drive in the U.S.

Between January and September, Lytx captured 16.1 million behaviors and 6.9 million risky events on Lytx-equipped trucks operating in over-the-road trucking operations and plotted the geographic location and time each event occurred.

The most dangerous half-mile stretches of highway, according to the company’s data, are:

  1. Pennsylvania Route 309 near Vera Cruz Road in Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania
  2. Pennsylvania Route 309 near W. Emmaus Avenue in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  3. Pennsylvania Route 181 near Crooked Hill Road in Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania
  4. Tennessee Interstate 40 near Green Hill Road in Dandridge, Tennessee
  5. Tennessee Interstate 24 near Belvoir Avenue in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lytx says these five segments are 172 times riskier than the average of all other segments in the country. All five are near interchanges or exit/onramps where lane changes and speed differences increase the chances of collisions.

The company also found that collisions occur on Wednesdays more than any other day of the week, while Fridays have the highest rate of near collisions. Lytx’s data also showed that collisions are most likely to occur overnight between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

More on Lytx’s “State of the Data” analysis can be found in Overdrive sister site CCJ Editor Jeff Crissey’s report.

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