Do You Know Which Are the Most Dangerous Freeways in California?

While you might not be able to avoid drying on the most dangerous freeways in California, when you know which ones are the most dangerous, you can take steps to drive more safely on them. Keep reading to learn about the most dangerous highways in the state of California. If you are involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation right away.


The 181-mile road on I-15 from San Bernardino County to Las Vegas is one of the most dangerous stretches of road. While the road is actually straight and has few distractions (or terrain), this is what causes drivers to think they can drive faster than they should, or that they can take their eyes off the road to look at a text message. Experts say that excessive speeding, driver impairment, and distraction lead to the many fatal car accidents on this stretch of road.


Commuters know that I-40 can be quite dangerous. Though the entire interstate travels all the way to North Carolina, the portion within California is known as the Needles Freeway. It goes for 154 miles between Barstow and Needles, right through the Mojave Desert. Two of the main issues that make this is a hotbed for car accidents are the fact that there is constant construction and the fact that the roads are forever deteriorating.


One of the most remote stretches of State Route 62 travels more than 150 miles from Palm Springs to the Arizona border. On the way, it goes through the northern part of Joshua Tree Start Park. At one point, drivers see a sign that warns there are no services – such as gas stations – for a full 100 miles. This, coupled with the lack of medians, results in drivers turning across oncoming traffic at dangerous points. Likewise, the fact that the sun shines so brightly at sunrise and sunset leads to many accidents.


This State Route highway runs 90 miles from the border with Mexico north to Indio. It goes through Imperial Valley and into Coachella Valley. It was once just a two-lane highway, but the easy access from rural roads resulted in many fatalities. This is why it is known as one of the most dangerous roads in California. Though recent changes have turned it into a four-lane highway, it is still one of the most dangerous highways in the state.


The 769 miles that stretch from Mexico to Oregon via the I-5 are always listed as one of the most deadly highways in the country. The most dangerous part of this entire stretch is the part that goes through Los Angeles County, where traffic density is so high.

If you have been injured in an accident on one of these dangerous highways, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation.