Interstate 4 named most dangerous

Distracted and reckless drivers are making a bad problem worse from Tampa all the way to Daytona Beach.

Interstate 4 has been named the most deadly highway in the U.S., according to a review by the EverQuote. I-4 is one of three -- Interstates 10 and 95 -- in the state to make the Top 10 list.

The data also found distracted driving is a concern with drivers in the Sunshine State using their phones on average 1.4 times per trip. EverQuote says the state ranks second worst nationally for phone use while driving. Florida did pass a law against distracted driving, but it only is a secondary offense drivers cannot be pulled over if seen using a digital device.

The examination used information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Here are the Top 10 deadliest highways:

1. Interstate 4 (Tampa to Daytona Beach, Fla.)

132 miles. 1.41 fatalities per mile

2. Interstate 45 (Dallas to Houston, Texas)

3. Interstate 17 (Phoenix to Flagstaff, Ariz.)

4. Interstate 30 (Fort Worth, Texas, to Little Rock, Ark.)

5. Interstate 95 (Houlton, Maine to Miami, Fla.)

1926 miles. 0.89 fatalities per mile. In Top 10: 6 times

6. Interstate 19 (Tucson, Ariz., to Nogales, Mexico)

7. Interstate 10 (Santa Monica, Calif., to Jacksonville, Fla.)

2460 miles. 0.85 fatalities per mile.

8. Interstate 37 (San Antonio to Corpus Christi, Texas)

9. Interstate 26 (Kingsport, Tenn., to  Charleston, S.C.)

10. Interstate 97 (Annapolis to Baltimore, Md.)

 

 

(© 2016 WTSP)


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