A new study has deemed Interstate 4, which connects Tampa, Orlando and Daytona Beach, the most dangerous in the country, with more fatalities than miles. I-95 is Fifth.
Teletrac Navman compiled the list of 25 most dangerous interstates using federal data from 2011-2015 to compare the number of fatal crashes on the interstate to the total miles.
Interstate 4, which is undergoing major renovations as part of the I-4 Ultimate project, is at the top of the list with 1.25 deaths per mile, according to the study.
Robbie Fitts, who drives I-4 daily, said he could go on and on about his dislike of the road.
The studied marked the section of I-4 that moves through the Orlando metro area as being the deadliest.
"Yes, when it's accidents it's horrible. Most of my co-workers don't use it because they hate it,” said Sonya Fritz..
In Central Florida, there were 58 fatal crashes in 2015 and 2016, and there are already 21 this year, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers attribute the number of fatal crashes to driver error, not the road, and list speed and distracted driving as the typical causes of accidents on I-4.
Closer to Miami/Fort Lauderdale, the study shows I-95, stretching from Miami to Weston, Mass., was responsible for .730 deaths per mile, making it the fifth most dangerous highway. However, the study does not show where the I-95 deaths occurred.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck comments on I-95 driving: “This study proves what we've known for a long time in south Florida. We've know that I-95 is a dangerous road. Please use caution whenever you are driving on any of our roads but especially on I-95. If you were injured in an accident and want to discuss your rights, please contact my office for a free consolation”.
Jason Weisser is a personal injury attorney specializing in all types auto and motorcycle accidents. For more information and to find out what rights you have contact him at Shuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer. Mr. Weisser is actively involved in Civil Trial Litigation specializing in wrongful death from Traffic Accidents. He also is an expert on Medical Malpractice, Class Action litigation, Trucking Accidents, Maritime Actions, Products Liability, Consumer Law and Motor Vehicle Accidents. https://www.shw-law.com/attorneys/jason-d-weisser/