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Louisiana drivers from Baton Rouge to Bossier City are no stranger to the perils of the state's dangerous roadways. We've done the research and these are the roads you should avoid if possible.

It's not a secret, roads in Louisiana aren't known for being well-maintained. But did you know that Louisiana has a serious problem when it comes to driving fatalities? According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's most recent full-year data, Louisiana hit an all-time high for traffic accident deaths in 2021 with 997 fatalities. The previous high was in 2007 with 993 fatalities.

The LA DOTD says that risky driving behaviors, such as impaired and distracted driving, remain the cause of most highway fatalities. They also report that from 2017 to 2020, 40 percent of all highway fatalities involved alcohol.

How can you avoid a fatal car crash in Louisiana?

That's easy, first don't drive impaired or distracted. Keep your eyes on the road and follow all traffic laws. You should also make sure to keep your vehicle well-maintained. Also, don't forget to wear your seatbelt!

The information regarding the most dangerous highways in Louisiana comes from Stacker, who ranked data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. That data was compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to identify the highways in Louisiana that had the most fatalities from auto crashes in 2020. Please note that ties were broken by the total quantity of crashes where possible.

DANGER: These Are the Highways in Louisiana With the Most Fatalities

Stacker compiled a list of highways with the most fatal crashes in Louisiana using the Fatality Analysis Reporting System.

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