Fort Lauderdale is the most dangerous city in the United States to drive in. In fact, 4 Florida cities are included in the most deadly cities to drive in in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville, and St. Petersburg are the 4 most dangerous cities in Florida to drive in. Fort Lauderdale is the most dangerous city to drive in, with more than 22 deaths from driving accidents per 100,000 people. Pompano Beach, Miami Gardens, Davie, and Miami also had high rankings for car accidents.
Every 84 seconds, a car crash happens in Florida. That means roughly 43 car crashes per hour each day in Florida and more than 1,000 car crashes per day in Florida.
More than 225,000 people were injured in Florida car accidents in 2015, with 2,500 people dying in Florida car crashes.
Florida’s high rates of car accident deaths is believed to be linked to the increasing amount of immigration from New York City as well as travelers and tourists who may be unfamiliar with driving in Florida, according to NHTSA. Car accidents also markedly increase during spring break when many young adults come to Florida and behave recklessly, including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Another reason Florida and Fort Lauderdale have so many accident-related deaths is believed to be linked to the wide roads in the cities which encourage speeding.
There are many causes of Florida car crashes, including simple things like potholes, but there are some common denominators for car accidents resulting in injuries and deaths in Florida.
Three of our best tips for staying safe on Fort Lauderdale and Florida roadways are simple but vital.
1. Wear a seatbelt
2. Drive the speed limit
3. Don’t drive distracted
Wearing a seatbelt can save your life and lessen the severity of injuries if you’re involved in a car accident.
Driving the speed limit helps lessen the severity of accidents, and also gives you more time to respond to road hazards, other drivers’ mistakes and more. Speeding makes everything more serious and dangerous and lessens the time you have to respond to an unexpected event or hazard.
Driving distracted is one of the greatest risks of driving. If you’re driving distracted, you’re less likely to notice other drivers who are driving distracted or impaired themselves which could lead to a collision that had you been focused on the road and your surroundings you could’ve avoided.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced Florida car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Coral Springs office directly at 954-755-7803 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly serve Florida residents including all of Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County and all points in between.
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