Posted By: The Ticktin Law Group
You never know when an accident will occur and/or where that accident will occur, however, there are certain roads that are believed to be more dangerous than others. Also, as many Floridians are aware of, the wintertime yields significantly more car accidents due to the migration of the “snow birds” down to Florida. For those who are not aware of the term “snowbird”, it is the nickname given to northerners who move down to Florida for the winter months upon retirement. Due to the influx of snowbirds and their families, the roads are busier in the winter than at any other times of the year. Logically, the more cars on the road, the more chances for accidents to occur. Further, the Sun Sentinel posted an article regarding the deadliest roads in Florida pursuant to a recent study conducted by the American Automobile Association in Florida.
As for the deadliest roads in Florida, Highway U.S.1 comes in at the highest amount of car accidents. Highway U.S.1 runs 530 miles through 13 counties along Florida’s east coast. Highway US. 1 came in with 1,011 fatal crashes causing 1,079 deaths over the past ten years.
Highway U.S. 41 in Tampa, Florida is ranked as the second deadliest road with 714 fatal crashes resulting in 772 deaths. Highway U.S. 27 ranks third with 529 fatal crashes resulting in 614 deaths and Highway U.S. 441 ranking right behind Highway U.S. 27 with 417 deadly crashes resulting in 442 deaths over a ten year period.
Surprisingly, two of the Florida’s major interstates, Highways I-75 and I-95 ranked 30 and 66 respectively. It seems as though most of the accidents occur on the back roads, which is consistent with the saying that most accidents occur “close to home.”
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