For those of us living in South Florida that are forced to drive on I-95 on a daily basis, we’re well aware of how dangerous it is. From aggressive drivers to the ones that attempt to illegally dart in and out of the express lanes, it can be a treacherous experience.
The dangers of I-95 have now been made official. A recent survey analyzing traffic fatalities ranked I-95 in fifth place among the most dangerous interstates in the country. In fact, it’s managed to earn the dubious distinction of having been named among the top ten in fatalities for six years in a row. Interstate-4, which runs from Tampa to Daytona Beach managed to grab the top spot.
There are numerous reasons why I-95 has lead to several fatalities, but distracted driving seems to be the major culprit. The state of Florida is second in the country when it comes to using the phone while driving. Distracted driving is only considered a second offense in Florida, which means a driver cannot be pulled over unless he or she commits another violation. Florida is one of just four states that treat distracted driving as a secondary offense.
What steps would you take or suggest that would help to make I-95 safer for South Florida drivers?
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