If you spend much time behind the wheel in Arizona, it may not surprise you to learn that the state is filled with dangerous roadways, some of which are notorious on a national scale. Knowing which roads are the riskiest can help you recognize when you should be even more aware while you’re driving. Here is a look at just a few of the roads in Arizona that tow truck drivers, ambulances, and police officers unfortunately know too well.
US 93 is a popular route from Phoenix to Las Vegas. It is also considered to be the most dangerous highway in the country. The stretch that goes through Mohave County is particularly notorious for accidents. Between 2010 and 2016, 90 people lost their lives in 70 fatal accidents on the road. In addition to the high accident rate, US 93 has the fourth longest wait time for EMS of any highway in the nation.
State Route 88
State Route 88, or the Apache Trail, runs between Apache Junction and Roosevelt Lake. The road is mostly unpaved and runs through the Superstition Mountains and the Tonto National Forest. It is 40 miles long and extremely steep and curvy. RVs are not allowed on portions of this road because of its condition and sharp curves, and it can sometimes become impassable because of the weather. Don’t drive here when rain is possible, as flash flooding is a significant risk.
Like US 93, Interstate 10 has the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous roads in the country. The portion of Interstate 10 that runs through Arizona in particular has a high rate of fatalities.
At Barnett’s Towing, we are on call 24-hours per day to get drivers off of the interstates and rural roads across the state. As you hit the open road, keep the number of our tow truck drivers in Arizona handy. Dial (800) 722-2302 when you need service.