Summer is totally road trip season, and one of the greatest things about living in New England is how perfect it is for summer getaways by car. So many states with such different personalities. Love it.

That said, it's probably not a shock when you think about the density and population of New England that America's deadliest highway is in our own backyard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accidents can happen any time, and chances increase not only with speed, distracted driving, weather, time of day, and impaired drivers, but also location.

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That's where Interstate-95 comes in.

It can be a hellish drive on I-95 with traffic and congestion, especially in the Boston area, Providence, and most of Connecticut.

On I-95, 15 people are killed in car accidents every 100 miles on average. As you know, it runs just south of Presque Isle, Maine, down through the New Hampshire Seacoast through Boston, Providence, and along the Connecticut shoreline, into New York, through Philly, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., all the way down to Miami, Florida.

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According to The Zebra website, our New England winters play a big role in the number of people killed on I-95 because of ice and snow, while the Florida section is next in line for the most fatalities.  However, even in the summer, it's still the most dangerous in not only New England, but the country.

Vermont is the only state in New England that doesn't deal with 95. However, you still may have to take it to get there, depending on where you're coming from.

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