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From Port St. Lucie to Fort Lauderdale, your risk of a car accident depends on where you live

Car accidents in Port St. Lucie are less likely to occur than any other major city in Florida, while car accidents in Fort Lauderdale and Miami are among the state’s most frequent, according to a report released by Allstate Insurance.

The list, which compares accident rates in nearly 200 cities with a population of more than 100,000, found the chance of an accident varies widely depending on where in Florida you reside. However, when it comes to Florida, one thing is certain: No place is safe. A total of 2.563 people were killed on Florida roads last year, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, making it the deadliest state in the nation after California and Texas.

The report ranked Fort Collins, Colorado as the safest city in the nation with an average of 14.5 years between crashes for any given motorist. Washington, D.C. was the nation’s most dangerous city, with motorists reporting crashes every 5.1 years.

Florida ranged from a best of 10.9 years for motorists in Port St. Lucie and Cape Coral, to a worse of 7.2 years in Hialeah and 7.5 years in Miami.

“Human error is the biggest cause of accidents. It is vital for us to educate drivers across the country on the importance of being tolerant and attentive behind the wheel,” said Mike Roche of Allstate.

30) Port St. Lucie – 10.9 years
33) Cape Coral – 10.9 years
69) Jacksonville – 9.9 years
80) St. Petersburg – 9.7 years
84) Tallahassee – 9.7 years
(123) Fort Lauderdale – 8.8 years
(145) Orlando – 8.2 years
(147) Hollywood – 8.1 years
(154) Tampa – 7.9 years
(171) Miami 7.5 years
(180) Hialeah 7.2 years

Freeman & Mallard is a personal injury and wrongful death law firm dedicated to helping motorists who have been injured in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce areas. Call today for a free consultation. 1-800-529-2368.

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