Dangerous Interstates in America
Everquote Auto Insurance Company recently analyzed interstates across America. Their analysis used data ranging from 2010 through 2015 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Report System. From there they were able to determine the fatality rates based on the length of the highway. Their results show that three of the most deadliest interstates run through the state of Florida.
- Interstate 4 which runs from Tampa to Daytona Beach, Florida is ranked as #1 in the 10 Deadliest Interstates in America. This Interstate is 132 miles in length and connects I-275 to I-95. It has been in the top 10 for 6 years with 1.41 fatalities per mile.
- Interstate 95 which runs from Miami Florida to Houlton, Maine is ranked at #5 and has been in the top 10 for the past 6 years. This Interstate is 1926 miles with 0.89 fatalities per mile.
- Interstate 10 which runs from Jacksonville, Florida to Santa Monica California, ranks at #7. This is the longest interstate on the list with 2460 miles. It has 0.85 fatalities per mile and has also been on the top 10 list for the past 6 years.
To view the full list visit Everquote’s 10 Deadliest Interstates in America
Causes for Auto Accidents
While increased travel raises the chances of auto accidents, there are also many other causes for auto accidents such as:
Of these causes, Everquote’s free safe driving app called Everdrive found that in Florida, the use of cell phones while driving ranks as the 2nd worst across the nation. Drivers in Florida use their phone an average of 1.4 times per trip. Cell phone use while driving is a form of distracted driving. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “Distraction contributes to more than 5,000 traffic fatalities each year.”
Auto Accident Attorneys
No one plans for an accident to happen, being proactive and learning the possible risks and causes for auto accidents is a good way to make your travel safer. If you or a loved one has been injured from an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact an attorney experienced with personal injury cases. The attorneys at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz are available for counsel for any auto accident. We have over 5 decades of experience in personal injury cases involving auto accidents. Call today for a free consultation.