The State of Florida has the dubious honor of having four cities fall into the Top 15 Most Dangerous Cities to Drive, using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Not only did Florida take four spots on the list, but Ft. Lauderdale ranked most dangerous and Orlando second most dangerous, according to the data. Spring breakers, transplanted New Yorkers, and the high number of senior citizens in Florida are suspected as a cause for the high number of
car accident deaths. You're not safe crossing the street in those cities either: in Fort Lauderdale, a whopping 25% of the
fatalities were pedestrians killed by motorists, while in Orlando, nearly 11% were
Not that the State of Georgia gets a pass: Augusta-Richmond County area (encompassing Augusta, Georgia) ranks third most dangerous to drive. Judging from the type of cases I've had recently, the
Atlanta area is full of aggressive drivers who think I-85, I-75, and 400 are their personal Autobahn, but Atlanta actually doesn't make the top 15 or the safest 15.
As always and wherever you may be, it's crucial to buckle up (and have child seats installed and checked for your children) to best protect yourself and your passengers from what you really can't control: a distracted driver, a drunk driver, an inexperienced or elderly driver, or whatever may come your way.