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Route 66—What's it All About?

Should You Visit the Legendary Highway Route 66? People have sung to it, created movies about it and even wrote poetry that praises it. Who would have thought that a simple highway could provoke such deep emotions? For almost 60 years, Route 66 passed through eight states and connected the United States in a way that people previously only dreamed about. You can still travel much of the originally uninterrupted route that took travelers from Chicago to Los Angeles. Why should you go, and what can you see along the way?

The Danger of Driving in Rural Areas

If you do not use the word "rural" very often, this basically refers to the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Is it safer to drive in a city or in a rural area? Most people would probably respond that country roads are much safer. After all, there are fewer cars! A driver doesn’t have to worry about as many fender benders. There are no furious taxi drivers shouting at you as you try to maneuver through the streets. And, in general, there is less chaos on the nation's backroads. However, most people would be wrong.