Floridians may want to proceed with caution the next time they’re behind the wheel.
Three of the United States’ deadliest interstates go through the Sunshine State, according to a new study ― including the top offender, Interstate 4.
The 132-mile roadway, which runs from Daytona Beach to Tampa, has seen 1.4 deaths per mile in the last six years. It has consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 most dangerous interstates in that time period, according to an analysis by EverQuote, a service that compares auto insurance companies.
Interstate 95 ― which runs from Miami to Houlton, Maine ― and Interstate 10 ― which runs from Jacksonville, Florida, to Santa Monica, California ― also made the list, at Nos. 5 and 7, respectively.
The study used data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Report System between 2010 and 2015, as well as information from EverDrive, an app EverQuote designed with Cambridge Mobile Telematics to monitor drivers’ phone activity.
Distracted driving could help explain the high number of collisions, the study suggests.