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New report reveals: Deadliest roads in California include sections of Interstates 15, 10 and 5

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Between 2018 and 2022, the number of deaths from car accidents in California skyrocketed, with several of those traffic fatalities occurring in Southern California, according to a recent report.

According to ConsumerAffairs, the number of fatal car crashes increased 17% during that four-year period, despite a decline in the state's population.

Researchers examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to understand where fatal crashes occur and what factors contribute to them.

Interstate 5, which runs through California, was the deadliest road in the state in 2022. According to the report, there were a total of 128 deaths this year.

ConsumerAffairs also analyzed the deadliest stretches of road in the state. Freeway 15 in San Bernardino County was the deadliest, with 48 deaths in 2022.

There were 31 deaths on Interstate 10 in Riverside County in 2022, the second highest number in the state.

On the 5 in Orange County, there were 16 deaths, which is the fourth highest number. On the stretch of the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles County, there were 14 deaths, which is the eighth highest number on the list.

The report also states that San Bernardino County has the highest number of traffic fatalities among California's 10 most populous counties, with about 20 deaths per 100,000 residents recorded in 2022.

ConsumerAffairs offers a variety of tips for being safer on the road, including obeying the speed limit, watching for pedestrians, avoiding distractions and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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