Are Florida’s Highways Really That Dangerous?

Anyone who’s driven in Florida knows that the twisty, winding highways can get a bit confusing and that there are plenty of very, very bad drivers in the state. But, is Florida as dangerous as it’s said to be? Let’s look at the facts:

  • Your chances of dying in a car accident in FL are about one in eight thousand if you are in a moving vehicle

2013 saw 2,407 accident-related fatalities for just under twenty million residents. This puts the odds at around one in eight thousand if you are in a car. This places Florida as the 20th most dangerous state for drivers, right between Kansas and Missouri.

  • Pedestrians run a one in thirty thousand risks of being killed in an accident

That number sounds favorite in comparison to the above-listed statistic, right? Only 660 fatalities compared to 2,407? However, this is where Florida ranks absolute worst in the nation. Pedestrians are more likely to be killed in an accident in Florida than in any other state, by far.

So the rumors are true, not so much in that you are likely to be killed behind the wheel in a city like Brandon, FL, but rather, that you are more likely in FL than anywhere else to be involved in an accident that kills or seriously injures a pedestrian.

If you drive in Brandon, it’s especially important to make sure that you have adequate liability coverage. No matter how good a driver you may be, you cannot possibly account for every risk you will meet out on the road. With a solid insurance policy, you’ll be ready come what may.