I-15 in Nevada, a bigger risk than casinos in Las Vegas

The I-15 or Interstate 15 is a paved highway located in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is the main route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

I-15 in Nevada

Located entirely within Clark County, the road is 199km (123 miles) long, and runs from Primm (formerly known as State Line) to the border with Arizona in Mesquite through Las Vegas. The freeway tops out at 963m (3,159ft) above the sea level, near Jean. The road is the main gateway to Southern California.

Known as Las Vegas Freeway, the road opened on June 29th, 1956. It has long been considered one of the most dangerous roads of the country: it was named as the deadliest road in the whole country in 2010. Most reports point to speeding, falling asleep at the wheel and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Over a five years period, 173 people died while traveling on the freeway.