Most Dangerous Roads in South Florida

Some roads and highways simply have more collisions and fatalities on them. Road design, traffic, and other factors can all contribute to crashes, so knowing which areas of South Florida are riskiest allows you to exercise more caution in high-collision areas.


No matter where your car collision happens, if you’re in car collision anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a car accident attorney at our Miami, Homestead, or Hollywood offices.

Where Are You Most at Risk?

Any roadway can be the site of a collision, but these areas see the most accidents:

  • Interstate 75. This Interstate has a high rate of accidents, and the number of serious collisions has grown over the years. Speeding, heavy traffic, and the large number of commercial trucks on this highway have been blamed.
  • Interstate 10. This highway has few barriers, which over the years has led to a large number of collisions. Speed is also a factor in many of the collisions on the I-10.
  • Interstate 95. The I-95 through Broward and Miami-Dade counties is considered especially dangerous because of reckless drivers driving through express lane poles. Heavy traffic also makes the I-95 among the most dangerous roads in the entire country.
  • US Route 1. This route is along the coast, so visitors sometimes get distracted and speed. In addition, this route has many different speed limits as well as many bridges and traffic signals, making it a more challenging drive.
  • Interstate 4. The I-4 takes visitors to Disney, and the high traffic to this attraction coupled with distracted driving have been blamed for many fatal accidents on this part of the Interstate.
  • Sheridan Street (Florida State Road 822). Located near Hollywood and Dania Beach, this is one of the most dangerous roads in Broward County. Part of the danger may be that this road connects US Highway 1 and I-95, so drivers sometimes speed to get to their destination.
  • State Road 7 (US-441). This road in Fort Lauderdale has a high number of fatal crashes. One reason is because this is an arterial highway linking residential areas with entertainment and shopping. This creates a lot of congestion on the road.
  • Florida Turnpike. Considered one of the most dangerous drives in Florida, the Turnpike sees a lot of heavy traffic. In addition, many drivers and truckers heading through this route have been on the road for some time and are in a hurry to get to their destination, which can contribute to fatigued driving accidents and speeding-related crashes.

Staying Safe on South Florida Roads

Ultimately, any road in South Florida can be dangerous when motorists are reckless. Still, there’s no denying the statistics that show that some of our state’s roads have an especially high fatality rate. You may wish to plan your routes so that you avoid heavy-traffic and more dangerous areas. It’s also a good habit to check traffic reports and conditions before you drive, so you can avoid traffic jams where road rage incidents and driver frustration can lead to hazardous situations.

If you have been injured in a traffic crash anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a car accident claims attorney. Our legal team is based in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami, and we have more than 50 years of combined experience. We’re also a boutique, family-based law firm, which allows us to dedicate considerable resources and personalized attention to your case.

Client Reviews
Mr. Flaxman is highly skilled and very pleasant to work with. He communicated with me at every step in the process, and clearly presented information relating to my case. To anyone considering retaining his firm, I highly recommend him. Clara Barman
THE BEST. Honest, very knowledgeable, fast and easy. has helped me in numerous situations and has never failed me. Joe Gee
Charlie is a very skilled attorney that advocates hard for his clients. But the best part is he is an all around great guy. He cares about helping and doing what is right for people and his community. And he is not afraid to fight against those who do wrong or against threats to our world. He is fluent in Spanish as well. Do yourself a favor and call him. Andy
I had a lawyer on another case and I never spoke to the lawyer and I hated that I never knew what was going on in my case. Mr. Flaxman was in constant communication with me, explained everything to me, and his staff was really great too. My phone calls were always returned immediately. It was refreshing to be able to speak to my attorney personally. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Flaxman as an attorney to anyone who has been in an accident. Gloria
I found Mr. Flaxman to be an excellent attorney for my personal injury case. This is actually the second time I have used him and he really represented my interests. He explained everything thoroughly and he was very available for my questions. Carol
Contact Information