Where the trucks crash
Where are you most likely to run into a backup caused by a truck crash in Maryland?
Here's some answers from the State Highway Administration, taken from its recently released Maryland Statewide Freight Plan. The figures also include crashes of other commercial vehicles such as buses.
The section of the Capital Beltway in Prince Georges' County is the champ, though the segments of Interstate 95 between the Baltimore and Capital beltways in Howard and Baltimore counties rank way up there.
These figures do not prove one way or another that more capacity is needed on any of these roads. Reducing truck crashes is only one of many considerations going into the evaluation of any highway project. But those who want to widen highways that rank relatively low on this list -- such as No. 11 Interstate 270 in Montgomery County -- may need to muster other arguments.
Some stretches that don't make the top 15: Interstate 68 in Western Maryland and Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County.