Florida Highways Ranked 3rd in Fatalities – Fort Myers Car Accident AttorneyNovember 18, 2020 | Category: Automobile Accidents | Share
According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department, there is an average of 650 accidents each day in Florida. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report said Florida ranked 3rd in U.S. fatalities.
Some of Florida’s roadways have a greater percentage of accidents than others says a Fort Myers car accident attorney. Experts say this may be caused by the structure of the road, such as having more curves; the location, near larger metropolitan areas; and speed limits.
The 9 identified roadways that are the most dangerous in Florida are:
- Interstate 4 – I-4 is the deadliest road in the United States and in Florida. There were 1.25 fatalities per mile on this roadway according to Florida statistics.
- Interstate-95 Express Toll – In the Miami area between the Little River and Golden Gates Exchange, it is estimated there were 7.01 fatalities per mile over the 3.95-mile stretch.
- Interstate-95 North Miami – The Wall Street Journal reported the Miami-Dade stretch of I-95 had a fatality rate 8 times higher than other roadways.
- Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville – Beach Boulevard is considered one of the busiest roads in Jacksonville and the scene of many fatalities, including those of pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Interstate-10 – I-10 runs for 365 miles through Florida. It is believed that a lack of barriers between lanes causes many accidents resulting in fatalities.
- Semoran Boulevard – Casselberry – Semoran Boulevard is very popular for pedestrians. With its 45 mph speed limit and few crosswalks, Semoran Boulevard is the scene of many fatalities.
- The Florida Turnpike – The Florida Turnpike in Broward County has been the scene of multiple fatalities caused by heavy traffic and road debris.
- State Road 60 – SR60 was built in the ’90s as a 2-lane road. The heavy traffic on SR60 has made the road hazardous especially in the early morning and at night.
- S. Route 192 – U.S. Route 192 has an average of 0.87 fatalities per mile. It is a common tourist route running past Disney World and Melbourne.
A Fort Myers car accident attorney says these accidents happen because of drunk, distracted or drowsy driving, weather conditions, mechanical issues and blind spots and many can be avoided by:
- Driving sober
- Following speed limits
- Avoiding reckless and aggressive driving
- Being aware of what other drivers are doing
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