As part of its study of fatalities on American roads, The Auto Insurance Center has identified the deadliest roads in America. Two of those roads run through Florida.
According to its analysis, one person died every 16 minutes on U.S. roads during 2014. During 2014, 32,675 lives were lost in traffic accidents. The top two deadliest roads run through Florida, according to the information analyzed by The Auto Insurance Center. Interstate 10 ranked as the deadliest road in the United States with a total of 278 fatalities in 2014. It runs from Jacksonville to Los Angeles.
Interstate 95 came in at a close second with 204 fatalities during 2014. Interstate 95 runs from Miami to Maine. Anyone in Florida who travels either of these interstates knows exactly why these two stretches of road rank as the top two deadliest roads in America.
How Can I Stay Safe Traveling On The Interstate?
Many of us use the interstates each day as we commute to work or run errands. While we cannot control the actions of other drivers, we can take precautions to reduce the risk of being injured in a traffic accident.
Always Wear Seat Belts
Wearing your seat belt can reduce the risk of a serious injury or fatality in the event of a traffic accident. Always buckle up each time you are on the road, especially on the interstate.
Almost everyone exceeds the posted speed limit on the interstate. Many people believe it is perfectly acceptable to drive at least 10 mph over the speed limit while some drivers go even faster. Unfortunately, the higher the rate of speed, the higher the risk of a fatality during a collision. Obeying the posted speed limit gives you more time to take evasive action to avoid a collision. It also reduces the risk of serious injuries in the event of a car crash.
Avoid Distractions While Driving
Distracted driving has become one of the most common reasons for traffic accidents. Texting while driving, eating, grooming, reading, and adjusting the vehicle controls are all examples of distracted driving. Avoid distractions while you are driving so you can give your full attention to the road ahead.
Never Drink and Drive
Driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is against the law — it can also cost you your life. In addition to avoiding alcohol and illegal drugs, remember that prescription and over-the-counter medications can also impair your ability to drive. If you see a drunk driver, fall back to put additional space between you and the vehicle. Contact law enforcement to report the suspected drunk driver.
Drowsy driving is another huge problem on our roads. If you are tired, avoid driving. If you see a vehicle moving erratically, avoid the vehicle by falling back to put additional space between you and the vehicle.
Aggressive Driving and Road Rage
Road rage and aggressive driving is another problem on our roads. It seems everyone is in a hurry. If you feel yourself becoming enraged or aggressive, pull over to take a break. Never engage another driver or pull over to “have it out” with another driver.
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