Florida’s dangerous highway has high crash rate
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
One of Florida’s Interstate stretches has the highest rate of road crashes in the US, according to a newly available report. Interstate 4 runs through Tampa, Orlando and Daytona Beach and has been identified as having the highest ratio of road fatalities to distance for any road section in the US. The report was compiled by Teletrac Navman and highlights the section that runs past Orlando as being particularly dangerous. According to the report, Interstate 4 has 0.78 deaths/km (1.25/mile) putting it into first place for the top 25 most dangerous highway stretches in the US. Interstate 4 is currently the subject of a major upgrade project, which will hopefully reduce the fatality rate. However it is of note that the design of the highway itself is not the cause of the majority of the crashes. Florida’s road safety record is poor for the US, with a comparatively high rate of drink driving being a key problem. Distracted driving and speeding are also recognised as major problems for road safety in Florida.