What is the deadliest road in New York? The answer may surprise you. Known for its lovely, scenic drive, as well as being the longest parkway in all of New York, the Taconic State Parkway also has the reputation of being the most dangerous.
A recent study covering a three-year-period, recounted approximately 2,100 crashes, the majority of which occurred in Westchester and Putnam Counties. One of the most notorious spots is the intersection of Pudding Street in Putnam Valley.
When originally conceived, Franklin Roosevelt sought to preserve the surrounding beauty through which the roadway passes. At the time, with far fewer vehicles on the roadway, the winding, hilly road was designed to be integrated with the pastoral landscape and beautiful farmland views.
However, now with the increase of commuters making their way into New York City, many parts of the Taconic are dangerous, especially in Westchester and Putnam Counties. The narrow roads include areas of steep, rocky ledges, which makes driving on this two-lane road exceptionally hazardous, and even more so in bad weather.
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