As noted in a recent CNBC report, Fort Lauderdale, FL was ranked as one of the most dangerous dangerous city for driving in America. Although other cities had a higher total number of fatalities, no city had a higher total fatality rate per 100,000 person population. Obviously this news is quite alarming and troublesome for the residents of the South Florida area. As a Plantation Car Accident Lawyer, I wanted to discuss this report so that people that live in our area are aware of the everyday driving danger. Hopefully if people are aware of how statistically dangerous it is out there, they will exercise more caution while driving in the future.
According to the report, which you can also find at the Sun-Sentinel, the total fatality rate per 100,000 person population for Fort Lauderdale, FL is 22.39. Additionally, throughout the year there were 41 total fatalities, and 24.4% of those fatalities were pedestrians. From the perspective of a Plantation Accident Attorney, these numbers are simply way too high. People simply must be more careful when they are driving. This includes among many other things, staying alert, keeping a safe distance from the car in front of you, and not texting while driving.
It is also worth mentioning that Orlando, FL was number two on the list and in total, four cities in Florida made the list. As a Plantation Car Accident Attorney, my hope is that people see this report and become concerned enough about what is going on out there to drive in an almost overly cautious manner. People also need to be more aware of pedestrians on the sidewalk or in the crosswalk while driving in order to seriously reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities. All in all, hopefully the residents of Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area can begin to drive more carefully and make driving safer for everyone.
The Schulman Law Group is a personal injury law firm located in Weston, FL that is committed to representing personal injury victims, including victims of Plantation, FL car accidents. Please visit our website at www.schulaw.com. For a free consultation, please call us at (877) LAW-0444 or email us.