North Carolina rural roads among deadliest in United States

“If you’re going to travel this beautiful state, you’re going to travel on rural roads,” Larry Wooten, President of the NC Farm Bureau, explained to ABC11. “Many of them are winding, narrow and sometimes not very well lit at night.”

According to Wooten, more than 50,000 farmers use the rural roads but they’re hardly the only ones; tourists travel them to the mountains and the beach, while the growth of the Triangle also extends 20-30 miles outside the city limits.