Anyone who spends time on the crowded highways and by-ways in Massachusetts knows what a nightmare it can be. My commute to work these days is relatively mild -- Dartmouth to Fairhaven and back -- but I-195 at the Route 18 interchange can be challenging in the morning and late afternoon.

I once declined a job offer in Boston after spending hours on the Southeast Expressway trying to get home in torrential rain one evening. I couldn't see myself doing that daily commute and keeping my sanity intact.

I took a job in Providence, Rhode Island, which meant navigating rush-hour traffic on I-195 and I-95 instead. Another pleasant experience. Not.

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Accidents happen on all Massachusetts highways. Routes 24 and 128 are disasters. But one Massachusetts highway has the dubious distinction of being the most dangerous highway in the state.

The winner is Interstate 95.

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The Law Office of Mark E. Salomone, a Boston-based personal injury firm, says, "I-95 has some of the worst traffic and most highway accidents in the state."

According to the firm, "In particular, the stretch of I-95 North near Exit 21 has been consistently ranked the deadliest road in Massachusetts."

Other areas of I-95 are equally hazardous.

Portions of Interstate 93, Interstate 495, Route 1 and the Massachusetts Turnpike are among the most dangerous highways in Massachusetts.

The law firm cites data from the National Highway Safety Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in its conclusions.

The "deadliest single mile" in the entire United States is a one-mile section of I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to Seatle personal injury law firm Elk+Elk.

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