When you think of South Florida, the first city to come to mind is Miami — and rightfully so. This city is home to millions and the vacation destination for tens of millions. The apparent overpopulation makes driving in Miami-Dade County especially challenging, but that isn’t the only South Florida county with an ongoing traffic issue.
Travel a couple of miles north of Hard Rock Stadium and you’ll enter Broward County. While not as world-renowned as its southern neighbor, Broward County boasts just under 2 million residents and tourist attractions of its own. With that comes road congestion and inconvenient traffic jams during peak hours.
Get familiar with the following roadways if you’re new to the area. These 10 roadways are the most dangerous in Broward County.
Ironically promoted as the “Less Stressway” in comparison to Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike is one of the most dangerous highways in Broward County. There’s often a steady flow of traffic traveling at speeds upwards of 80 mph, thus increasing the chances of a motor vehicle collision.
I-95 runs parallel with the Florida Turnpike just a few miles east, and serves as the free alternative. As a result of being free to drive on, I-95 is far more congested than the turnpike and therefore more prone to car accidents. In the past five years alone, there were more than 20,000 car accidents on I-95.
Alligator Alley or the Everglades Parkway is a stretch of road going east-west across the state of Florida that can take you from Plantation to Naples. It’s a notoriously daunting roadway, but not for the reason you might think. Alligator Alley runs through the Everglades and has few rest stops for commuters. The long straight road is lined with shrubbery and is mildly light — which makes it particularly mind-numbing, especially when driving at night.
State Road 84 has transformed into a service road for I-595 over the years, but its poor design makes it a hassle to drive on. Accidents on State Road 84 most commonly result from lane changing and merging mishaps.
University Drive is a major roadway that runs parallel with the Florida Turnpike placed just east of the Sawgrass Expressway (the westernmost highway in Broward County). Serving as the local road alternative to its neighboring highways, University Drive is frequented by those who would rather avoid the inevitable highway traffic. Consequently, numerous commuters fill the roadway and find themselves jostling for a position on the crowded roadway.
You can do everything within your power to prevent an accident, but all it takes is one negligent driver to ruin your day. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, be sure to reach out to the Law Offices of McCullough & Leboff. Our team has more than 48 years of experience handling personal injury cases and we dedicate ourselves to every client that walks through our doors. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.