Fort Lauderdale: Most Dangerous City For Driving

Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, and Orlando also topped the dangerous driving list

While Florida may repeatedly top various lists for having beautiful beaches or a colorful nightlife, there is one list that may not cast such a positive light on the state.

Based on data compiled from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a recent CNBC report named Fort Lauderdale the most dangerous city for driving in America.

Of the top 15 most dangerous U.S. cities for driving, Florida had four cities represented - Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale.

The list was based on data showing total fatality rate per 100,000 people, and Fort Lauderdale took first place with 22.39.

Orlando came in second with 19.95, and Jacksonville came in eleventh with 14.36. St. Petersburg was the safest out of the four, coming in at No. 12 with 14.27 fatalities per 100,000 people.

The rest of the list included mostly cities from the southern United States, including Birmingham, Ala., and Lubbock, Texas. Oklahoma also had a couple of cities represented.

According to the CNBC report, some blame Florida’s bad driving record on the high amount of individuals moving to the state from other places and possibly driving for the first time.

The report stated examples of people moving from New York City, foreigners, tourists driving in unfamiliar territory, as well as Spring Breakers who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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