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On of the most dangerous roads in Michigan is right here in Kent County

Driving on the highway can be freeing but it can also be dangerous depending on what road you ride on!

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the  Michigan Auto Law released a report Tuesday on Michigan's most dangerous highways for 2018. The top 10 most dangerous highways have speed limits of 70 mph and a West Michigan Road is found to be dangerous.

Kent County...

 Northbound US-131 exit ramp between I-96 West exit and Alpine Avenue, Walker

Total crashes: 39 - Injury crashes: 8

This road segment is actually an exit ramp off of U.S.-131 that takes drivers to busy Alpine Avenue. With 39 total crashes, it had the highest amount in 2018 for Kent County.

Southbound US-131 between Wealthy Street exit ramp and Wealthy Street overpass

Total crashes: 38 -  Injury crashes: 17

At just under two-tenths of a mile, this stretch of U.S.-131 had the highest number of highway injury crashes in Kent County last year. In addition, the intersection at Wealthy had the highest amount of total as well as injury crashes in 2018 with 85 and 24, respectively.

Other facts that the report highlighted are...

  • More than 40% of all fatal car crashes in the state happened on a highway.
  • January and February had by far the highest number of injury crashes compared to the remainder of the year.
  • Fridays and Mondays had the highest volume of injury crashes in a given week.
  •  The highest amount of injury crashes happened between 3-7 p.m. on any given day

Be safe on the roads.