Mexico's most dangerous roads and highways

22/04/2020

Located throughout Mexico, these routes recorded the highest number of accidents and mishaps, according to the 2019 Federal Highway Accident Statistical Yearbook.

Find out about the five road sections that had the most accidents during 2019. Photo: Agencies
Find out about the five road sections that had the most accidents during 2019. Photo: Agencies

Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo

Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo
Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo

This stretch of road links the capital of Nuevo Leon with the most important border city of the state of Tamaulipas in northern Mexico. In 2019, 150 accidents were recorded and it is also one of the most unsafe routes, because, at the end of last year, the Federal Police warned drivers about the presence of a criminal group that extorted money from those who traveled on this road.

Coatzacoalcos - Villahermosa

Coatzacoalcos - Villahermosa
Coatzacoalcos - Villahermosa

This highway of 166 kilometers in total length unites two important port states in the southeast of our country, Veracruz and Tabasco, however, it has also been the scene of 222 accidents last year and where 21 people lost their lives and 61 individuals were injured, all as a consequence of these mishaps that occurred.

Mexico-Queretaro

Mexico-Queretaro
Mexico-Queretaro

The third road in our territory that registers the highest number of accidents at the national level is the Mexico-Queretaro, with 257 quantified crashes in one year. In addition, in its 185.2 kilometers long, through which about 67,997 vehicles move annually, it also registered the highest number of robberies to transporters, with 2,098 episodes in 2019.

Querétaro-San Luis Potosí

Querétaro-San Luis Potosí
Querétaro-San Luis Potosí

In second place is this highway, in which, last April 2, a strong accident was registered at kilometer 35, at the height of the community Ojo de Agua, in which two trailers, a passenger bus, and a private vehicle were involved. Last year 36,016 vehicles traveled along its 187.7 kilometers and 271 accidents were recorded.

Puebla-Córodba

Puebla-Córodba
Puebla-Córodba

During 2019, this 173.2 kilometers-long road section, on which an average of 27,608 vehicles circulate annually, was the one with the highest number of collisions in our territory, registering 347 impacts, of which 182 victims were injured and 41 died at the site of the accident, with material damages of over 2.5 million dollars.