Driving in THIS Arizona County is the Most Dangerous in America
When Mom was Our Safety Belt
If you're old enough to remember a time before everyone regularly wore seat belts, you'll remember this. If the car stopped suddenly and you were sitting in the front seat, Mom reached out and kept your from hitting the dashboard.
Folks who grew up in Generation X and before often joke about the lack of safety equipment that existed in the world. A common theme oft repeated is, Mom was my safety belt.
Logically, we knew that wasn't the safest way to ride in a car. We can reflect now on a safer world overall. Still, there are some places where safety has room for improvement.
We Forget How Dangerous Driving Can Be
That said, driving is still dangerous. As something we do every day, we often take safety for granted. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), does not. They constantly track safety statistics and patterns looking for ways to improve measures to keep our families safe on the road.
The Top 10 Most Dangerous Counties in America
The National Highway Transportation Safety Board or NHTSA, released a list of the most dangerous counties to drive in America.
You might expect to find a large metropolitan county in Los Angeles or New York taking the number one spot when it comes to most dangerous county in America for traffic accidents.
The top spot went to La Paz County Arizona. Here is NHTSA's top ten most dangerous counties for driving, based on 20 years' of crash data.
- La Paz County, Arizona
- Tunica County, Mississippi
- Lowndes County, Alabama
- Leon County, Texas
- Big Horn County, Montana
- Reeves County, Texas
- Millard County, Utah
- Emery County, Utah
- Conecuh County, Alabama
- Jasper County, South Carolina
The above counties report the highest fatality rates per 10,000 residents. La Paz County is tiny, the second smallest in Arizona.
Use Care in La Paz County
Arizonans often drive through La Paz County as the travel Interstate 10 bound for Southern California, since it runs connects to Blythe, California and parts west.
That part of I-10 is pretty desolate, so if you find yourself driving through the most dangerous county in America, stay alert and slow down, and always use extra caution to stay safe.