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I-15 Freeway and Bear Valley Road Make Top 10 Deadliest Roads in California – VVNG.com

HESPERIA, CA (VVNG.com) — A section of I-15 and Bear Valley Road made the list of the 10 deadliest roads in California, according to a recent study from Moneygeek.com.

The study analyzed the most recent data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and looked at 10,370 fatal traffic accidents recorded from 2017 to 2019.

According to the study, the deadliest stretch of road is on I-15 from Hesperia to Interstate 138 in Cajon Pass, roughly 4.5 miles. In the period from 2017 to 2019, there were 19 fatal accidents and 19 deaths.

(I-15 in Hesperia between exit 138 and exit 129)

Factors examined included drunk driving, speeding and distracted driving and time of year that contributed to fatal crashes in the state.

MoneyGeek also summarized the data for each county in California, including the deadliest road in each county.

Number 9 on the list was Bear Valley Road between Navajo and Tamarisk Roads in Hesperia and Apple Valley. The study reported 10 fatal crashes and 13 deaths within 4.7 miles.

BEAR VALLEY RD. BETWEEN NAVAJO RD. AND TAMARSKI RD.
(Bear Valley Road between Navajo Road and Tamarisk Road in Apple Valley and Hesperia)
Fatal accidents and contributing factors in San Bernardino County:
Fatalities 986
Fatal accidents 897
Related to drunk driving 228
Distracted Driving Related 44
Related to speeding 267
Deadliest Road (fatal accidents) I-15
MoneyGeek analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s FARS (Fatal Crash Reporting System) database using fatality data from 2017, 2018 and 2019. Currently, 2019 is the most recent data available in the system.

Key factors:

  • Drunk driving involved in 27% of fatal crashes — Drunk driving contributed to 2,802 of the state’s 10,370 fatal crashes.
  • Speeding is a factor in 28% of fatal crashes – 2,923 incidents account for 28% of the state’s total fatal crashes – outnumbering even drunk driving-related deaths.
  • Distracted Driving Contributed to 4% of Fatal Crashes — The 447 fatal crashes involving distracted driving account for 4% of all fatal crashes in CA.
  • November had more fatal accidents than any other month — 951 fatal accidents were recorded during the month, which is 9.2% of the total. Congestion on California roads due to Halloween and Thanksgiving travel is likely contributing to fatal crashes this month.

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