I-95 and other Dangerous Florida Highways

In 2017, over 37,000 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes on highways across the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Many of these crashes were the result of distracted driving, speeding, or individuals driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Unfortunately, Florida is one of the states with the highest number of fatal motor vehicle crashes each year. 

Where do these fatal vehicle crashes typically occur in Florida?

In Florida, the most dangerous interstate highways include I-95 and I-75.  Studies show that Interstate 95 is one of the most dangerous highways in the country, running from Miami, Florida, all the way to Maine.  The average fatality rate per mile averages .73 on I-95.[1]

I-75, which runs from Miami Lakes to northern Michigan, averages a slightly lower .599 fatalities per mile. 

Other highways in the state of Florida may not traverse multiple states, but they are equally as deadly.  State Road 192 ranked third most dangerous highway in the country with an average of .867 fatalities per mile.

Interstate 4 that connects Orlando, Tampa, and Daytona Beach, runs only 132 miles but is considered the deadliest highway in the United States, with an average of 1.25 fatalities per mile.  [2]

Rankings were determined from traffic fatality data generated by US highway systems over a five-year period from 2011-2015, according to fleet management software company Teletrac Navman. [3]

Don’t be a statistic!  Follow these tips to be safe every time you drive on the highway.

  • Always be alert when driving.  Prevent distractions by turning your phone off, keeping both hands on the wheel, and focusing your attention on the road.
  • Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you and follow the posted speed limits.
  • During poor weather conditions, slow down and be extra careful.  Be sure your tires have good tread to avoid hydroplaning in wet weather. 
  • Follow signs including signs for deer and other animal crossings.  Slow down and use your high beams so you can see animals darting out from the trees.  Return to low beams at first sight of oncoming traffic.
  • Drive defensively.  Pay extra attention even when you have the right of way.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  If you’re too tired to drive, pull over and park in a safe location.

Stay safe on I-95, I-75, I-4 and SR 192, and any other highway!  If you have a question about what to do after a highway vehicle crash, contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at (954) 428-9333.

Goldman & Daszkal, P.A.

Since 1990, Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. has provided reputable legal representation to people throughout the state of Florida.  The firm has helped thousands of individuals recover compensation from motor vehicle and boating accidents, slip and fall accidents, product defect and liability cases, pharmacy errors, and negligent security cases to cover medical expenses, pay bills, take care of their families, and return to work.  Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can help you get the relief you need to start living your life again after a serious injury.  For a free and confidential consultation, contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at (954) 428-9333. 

[1] https://www.teletracnavman.com/infographics/most-dangerous-roads-in-america

[2] https://www.teletracnavman.com/infographics/most-dangerous-roads-in-america

[3] https://www.teletracnavman.com/infographics/most-dangerous-roads-in-america