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Florida’s I-95 named America’s most dangerous road

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The most dangerous road in America for fatal traffic accidents is the 382 mile stretch of I-95 in Florida according to National Highway Safety Administration data. To make matters worse, June marks the beginning of the hundred deadliest days of the year for drivers.

Thanks to public transportation, drivers have a safer and saner alternative to the stress of navigating Americas most dangerous roadway. Transit agencies from Miami to Jacksonville offer convenient, safe, and reliable alternatives to driving for Floridians and visitors.

Wes Watson, Executive Director of the Florida Public Transportation Association said, Travel by public transportation in Florida is one of the safest travel modes available anywhere. Bus and train safety statistics far surpass automobile or airline travel. According to the Federal Transit Administration, the fatality rate per mile travelled is a 28 times higher for automobile travel versus bus transit.

According to National Traffic Safety Administration data on fatal accidents crunched by the DailyBeast.com, and as reported widely by USA Today and other major newspapers, between 2004 and 2008, there were 1.73 deaths per mile of I-95 in Florida. Interstate 4 in Florida is ranked the third-most dangerous road in the country.

To learn about public transportation alternatives anywhere in Florida, please call 511. A list of all of Floridas transit agencies is available at www.FloridaTransit.org.

The Florida Public Transportation Association is a nonprofit association whose members include every major public transit agency in Florida, as well as interested citizens and businesses. The FPTA acts as a collective voice in promoting the recognition, use, expansion and enhancement of public transportation in the state of Florida. The transit industry in Florida already employs tens of thousands of Floridians, transports about 262 million riders a year, and creates billions of dollars per year in annual economic activity. For more information visit FloridaTransit.org

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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