How Many Fatal Accidents Happen in Fort Lauderdale?
In 2019, Florida reported 2,950 fatal crashes that resulted in 3,183 deaths. Fort Lauderdale had a much lower number, with a total of 45 fatal crashes resulting in 46 deaths that same year.
Broward County, where Fort Lauderdale is located, reported 22 alcohol-related fatal crashes in 2019, with blood-alcohol levels above the legal limits. These DUI crashes made up roughly 19.8% of all crashes that occurred throughout Florida that year.
How Are the Road Infrastructure and Bridges in Fort Lauderdale?
The City of Fort Lauderdale Public Works Department is in charge of repairing deteriorating roadways, potholes, worn road surfaces, bridges, guardrails, traffic signage, and street lights across the city’s 36.3 square miles.
In 2016, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its report card for the infrastructures across the U.S. and gave Florida an overall grade of C. According to the organization, Florida faces several infrastructure challenges. “Driving on roads in need of repair in Florida costs each driver $425 per year,” according to the ASCE, “and 2.9% of bridges are rated structurally deficient.”