Data from the US Department of Transportation shows there is a 12% steady increase in car accidents every single year.
The two counties with the highest number of car accidents in Florida are Miami and Broward County.
Miami had a total of 63,157 car accidents in one year, and Broward County right behind it with 40,324 total crashed.
Of the 387,900 car accidents, there were a total of 246,285 injuries and 2,892 fatalities.
In Florida, March had the highest number of accidents and those between the ages of 25-34 were more likely to be involved in a car accident.
Friday also had the highest number of collisions.
67.78% of accidents happen in the day time.
The highest number of collisions occur between 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
The population growth in Central Florida has given a rise to the frequency of crashes. According to the US Census Bureau, the metropolitan area of Orlando and Orange County grew by 60,000 new residents.
According to TIME magazine, the following are the most dangerous Intersections in Florida:
-Astor, FL: Intersection of State Road 40 and State Road 19
-Orlando, FL: Intersection of North Semoran Boulevard and Old Cheney Highway
-Kissimmee, FL: Intersection of Vista Del Lago Boulevard and Route 192
-Hialeah Gardens, FL: Intersection of Hialeah Gardens Boulevard and North Okeechobee Road
The main contributing factors of car accidents in Florida are distracted driving, poor weather conditions, the increasing rate of retired Americans and impaired drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a car accident, call and schedule a free consultation with the lawyers at Kaire and Heffernan today.
Samantha Heffernan is a Miami personal injury blogger. She has been blogging about dangerous intersections, car accidents, medical negligence and other related injuries in Miami for several years.