No Florida roads are rated the riskiest in the country. Agree or Disagree?
Bottom Line: It’s not that I’m routing for South Florida roads to show up as being the riskiest or with the worst drivers. It’s just that having driven in a lot of places and driving a lot down here, well, you tell me if I’m off base thinking it’s pretty bad? Being from suburban Atlanta and having driven a lot on 75 in Atlanta – many people complain about drivers and the traffic. I tell people the difference between 75 and 95 in South Florida, is that up there, people drive crazy, but they don’t hit you. Down here they hit you. The number of injury attorney’s South Florida supports along with your auto insurance rates tells the story. But here’s the thing. According to Allstate’s annual safe driving report – it's either getting better here or worse elsewhere.
All of the riskiest roads with the highest accident risk are outside of Florida. And in fact, two of the safest are in Florida, with the average driver going 12.2 years between accidents in Cape Coral and 11.8 years in Pt. St. Lucie. As for South Florida...
The average driver in Miami goes 10.1 years between accidents (57th nationally) and in Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach 9.9 years – good for 62nd. The thing is, hearing that we’re averaging an accident every 10 years really doesn’t sound that good to me. It also makes me hope I’m able to continue to defy the odds. Knock on wood I haven’t been involved in an accident in my near 14 years down here though my wife Ashley was in a seven-car pile-up on 95 nine years ago.