(WXYZ) — I-75 is one of the most heavily-traveled highways in metro Detroit, and a new report from Michigan Auto Law found the 10 most dangerous stretches of the highway, and all are in metro Detroit.
According to Michigan Auto Law, they analyzed car accident data from 2016 through 2020 and found the 10 most dangerous parts of the highway were in Wayne and Oakland counties.
The COVID-19 pandemic did lead to fewer drivers on the road and overall crashes dropped in 2020, but fatal crashes did increase. The time of day for the most crashes was between evening rush hour, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to the report.
“Driving on interstates is challenging for all of us,” Steven Gursten, president of Michigan Auto Law, said in a release “These challenges increase when drivers speed, drive distracted or drowsy, or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”
The 10 most dangerous sections of I-75 in Michigan are:
- SB I-75 between 12 Mile and 12 Mile entrance ramp in Madison Heights - 245 total crashes, 71 injuries
- SB I-75 between Maple and Rochester in Troy - 196 total crashes, 58 injuries
- SB I-75 between 14 Mile exit ramp and 14 Mile in Madison Heights - 176 total crashes, 46 injuries
- NB I-75 between 9 Mile and Woodward Heights in Hazel Park - 161 crashes, 43 injuries
- NB I-75 between Warren ram and Warren Ave. in Detroit - 153 crashes, 57 injuries
- NB I-75 between 7 Mile ramp and 7 Mile in Detroit - 151 crashes, 46 injuries
- NB I-75 between Lapeer Rd. and N I-75/S-I-75 ramp in Auburn Hills - 151 crashes, 27 injuries
- SB I-75 between Maple and 14 Mile ramp in Troy - 146 crashes, 30 injuries
- NB I-75 between Woodward Heights and I-696 ramp in Hazel Park - 145 crashes, 49 injuries
- NB I-75 between 11 Mile ramp and 11 Mile in Royal Oak - 143 crashes, 53 injuries