100 deadliest highways for truckers

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Truckers beware.  The following is must-read for you.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently put together a list of the 100 deadliest highways in America.  Florida’s Interstate-95 was at the top.   The report covered a four-year period ending in 2008.  It states that there were over 650 fatal accidents on Interstate-95 during that timeframe.  This means there were 1.7 fatal crashes per mile.

A Florida Highway Patrol officer believes driver distraction is the main reason for so many accidents.  The NHTSA’s report indicates that almost 6,000 people died as a result of distractions in 2008.  Other deadly highways in Florida include Interstate-4.

Florida Highway Patrol advises semi-truck drivers to bypass these highways if at all possible – make your road trip a safe one.