Florida is a dangerous place for drivers. Drunk driving, distracted driving, and reckless driving run rampant throughout the state. Florida has somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 traffic fatalities annually. With packed roadways and some of the worst drivers in the nation, it’s no surprise that some Florida highways made the list of most dangerous roadways in America.
A study by GPS software company Teletrac Navman, compiled data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to determine the 25 most dangerous roadways in America. Of these 25, 3 Florida highways made the top 5.
Coming in at number one as the most dangerous highway in the country, Interstate 4 is known for its high accident rate. Running from Tampa Bay to Daytona Beach, Interstate 4 is 132 miles long. According to the data compiled for 2011-2015, there were 165 traffic fatalities on the highway which is a rate of 1.25 deaths per mile. Most of these deaths were found to have occurred between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. and were frequently the result of a multiple motor vehicle accident. There was also a high rate of overturned vehicles and pedestrian accidents on the roadway. The deadliest city on the highway was found to be Orlando.
This 75-mile-long highway came in at number 3 on the list of top 25. Highway 192 connects Four Corners and Indialantic and was responsible for a total 65 fatalities. This puts the highway’s death rate at 0.867 per mile. Most fatalities resulted from pedestrian accidents, followed by motor vehicle collisions and rollovers. The hour of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. was found to be the busiest for fatalities and Melbourne was the most dangerous city on the highway.
Running from Miami to Weston, Massachusetts, Interstate 95 came in as the 5thmost dangerous highway in America. The 1,920-mile highway was found to be deadliest in Jacksonville. The total number of fatalities was 1,402 with a rate of 0.73 deaths per mile. Most fatalities were the result of motor vehicle collisions, followed by overturned vehicles and collisions with trees.
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