The 3 most dangerous roads in Volusia and Flagler County
Watch out for rear end collisions!
A recent traffic safety study analyzed the cause, location, and severity of 63,036 accidents in the two county area from the years 2011 – 2015.
The study identified three roads in the area that are the most dangerous. It should come as no surprise to people who live here that Granada Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona and Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange are the most dangerous.
Watch out because the most common accidents are rear end collisions. There was a very large 168% increase in rear- end collisions over the time period.
Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood looked at the data and opined about the cause. “What else has seen a sharp increase over those years? Cell phone use.”
Chitwood also expressed disappointment over the state legislature’s failure to enact tougher texting and driving laws.
The next local study regarding transportation will be aimed at what can be done to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
While we are waiting for the legislature to act and for drivers to put down their phones, be extra vigilant on Granada, ISB and Dunlawton.
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