South Florida has a higher proportion of traffic accidents compared to the rest of the state.
According to the 2019 Florida Traffic Crash Annual Report compiled by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 33% of Florida’s traffic accidents occur in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.
Here are the roads that seem to be the most dangerous.
Sunshine State Parkway (Florida Turnpike)
Accommodating as many as 3 million drivers per day, the Turnpike connects Miami with Orlando, two of the most populous cities in the state. Travel the Turnpike earlier in the day to avoid reckless drivers, road debris and sleepy truckers.
The interstate is popular because it hugs the Eastern shore of Florida from Miami all the way up to the Georgia border. Motorists sometimes lose control of their vehicles due to excessive speed on these long stretches of road.
State Road 907 (Alton Road)
When you are traveling North-South through Miami Beach, go slowly on State Road 907. Miami Beach is most always crawling with pedestrians and bumper-to-bumper traffic. The slightest misstep of inattention or inebriation can result in a deadly accident.
The East-West connection from Miami to Naples is a quick getaway to the Gulf, gators
and the Everglades. Sometimes the more rural nature of the drive causes people to nod off or pay less attention to their surroundings. College students leaving for or coming home from a weekend away may also be at more risk of causing an accident.
Avoid these roads during high traffic times and take extra precautions to prevent injury.