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Some of the deadliest roads in America are in the Tri-State

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

A new study by a group called Trip lists the most deadly rural roads in America.

Of those roads, Kentucky comes in number six on its top 25 of non-interstate traffic deaths in 2015.

“The quality and connectivity of America’s rural transportation system supports the economy of the entire nation and quality of life for the approximately 60 million Americans living in rural areas,” the report reads.

Indiana ranks number 10 with 467 deaths and Ohio comes in at number 11 also with 467 non-interstate traffic deaths.

“Many of these roads we are discussing were designed not for vehicular traffic,  but for horses and buggy's,” said Col. Spike Jones, Police Chief of Kenton County PD. “They are old farm roads that had been paved."

Trooper David Jones with the Kentucky Staten Police said may people have gotten mad at them for writing tickets and not strictly going after drugs. He said speed and distracted driving is a big killer of people on the roadways in Kentucky.

“Well to date vehicle conditions in Kentucky are killing several people a day across the commonwealth so we have to go out and enforce speed . It’s not to build income it’s to save lives,” said Jones.

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