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  • Writer's pictureBill White

4 Florida cities among the most dangerous cities to drive in the US

Well, I can't say that this comes as a surprise. I have worked in both Jacksonville and Orlando in my time as a Florida resident since 2003. I have also done my share of driving in Tampa and Miami. There is no doubt these are dangerous places to drive but I could not imagine Florida would dominate the list. I imagine the unfamiliarity with our roads from out of towners coupled with our beautiful coastal scenery as well as local distracted driving may have some impact. Add to that a high number of our drivers are of an aging population and we have a recipe for a lot of accidents. According to Dangerous. org here are the 10 most dangerous cities to drive in the United States of America.

The most dangerous city for driving in the U.S. is Orlando, Fla., according to a new government report. Although rates have declined in recent years, car accidents still are a leading cause of death in the U.S.

Researchers compared rates of motor vehicle crash deaths across cities and the 50 most densely populated metropolitan areas in the U.S. The overall rate of car crash deaths in the U.S. was 11.1 per 100,000 residents, ranging from just less than four to Orlando's high of 19.4. Among individuals aged 15 to 24, this rate in the top 50 metropolitan areas was 13.0 per 100,000 and ranged from a low of 7.3 to a high of 25.8.

10 Most Unsafe Cities to Drive

According to the new findings, the 10 most unsafe cities for driving in the U.S. are:

1. Orlando, Fla.

2. Memphis, Tenn.

3. Glendale, Tenn.

4. Miami, Fla.

5. Las Vegas

6. Birmingham, Ala.

7. Sacramento, Calif.

8. Tampa, Fla.

9. Antonio, Texas

10. Jacksonville, Fla.



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