MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Arizona's top 10 deadliest roads aren't what you think they might be.
While many drivers see crashes almost daily on Arizona's multiple interstates and highways, new data shows that the deadliest roads are much closer to home.
An analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data by MoneyGeek found that only one stretch of Arizona's Interstate 10 made the top 10 ranking. The rest were streets close to neighborhoods and businesses.
Speeding was the leading cause of fatal crashes with it being a factor in 31% of the deadly accidents, according to the analysis. Drunk driving was involved in 22% of fatal accidents and distracted driving contributed to 10%.
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See the state's deadliest roads on this map:
The analysis listed the top 10 deadliest roads as:
- 43rd Avenue from Lamar Road to McDowell Road
- Indian School Road from 53rd Avenue to 91st Avenue
- Indian School Road from 40th Avenue to Third Street
- McDowell Road from Scottsdale Road to 36th Street
- 19th Avenue from Shangri-La Road to Union Hills Drive
- Northern Avenue from 19th Avenue to 56th Avenue
- Bell Road from 26th Street to 23rd Avenue
- Bethany Home Road from 35th Avenue to 12th Place
- Thomas Road from 71st Avenue to 37th Avenue
- Interstate 10 from Exit 157 to Exit 152
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