In 1956 the Federal Aid Highway Act enacted the construction of ~43,000 miles of interstate highway. So folks could hit the road and see America!
However one tragic consequence of the Act was it also gave lunatics a chance to create terror, murder and mayhem.
The highway killing sprees started with Charles Starkweather (also the topic of a recent book) and included all sorts of killers.
See the new book
- KILLER ON THE ROAD
Violence and the American Interstate
By Ginger Strand
Illustrated. 252 pp. University of Texas Press. $25.