New Study Reveals the Most Dangerous Roads to Travel This Holiday Season

December 20, 2019 by Dan McCue

If among your wishes this holiday season is that you arrive safe and sound at your destination, it would probably be a good idea to avoid complex and confusing highway interchanges.

At least, that is what is suggested by a new report from Go Safe Labs, a San Francisco, Calif.-based 501(c)(3) that uses data to advance transportation infrastructure and enhance public safety.

Explaining the rationale behind its holiday study, Kevin Pomplun, chairman of Go Safe Labs, said “We think that with a little more data and analytics about locations you might avoid, it can make all of our holidays even better.”

To pinpoint the most dangerous places to drive in America’s top cities over the holidays, Go Safe Labs mined publicly available date from local, state and federal sources.

It then isolated 201,348 accidents that occurred during the month of December from 2016 – 2018, and broke them down into subsets to identify the 10 highest accident counts by city.

With granular detail that can help drivers make more informed driving decisions, Go Safe Labs’ analysis specifies the latitude and longitude coordinates for the holiday season’s top safety hotspots.

For example, their experts found that Atlanta’s Downtown Connector had 52 holiday season accidents at latitude 33.744976 and longitude -84.390343. These specific details can help drivers make more informed decisions as they travel for the holidays.

Go Safe Labs’ full study can be found here.

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