How Many Fatal Accidents Happen in Miami?
In 2018, there were 64,627 reported car crashes in Miami-Dade County. Of these, 293 resulted in fatalities.
The most common causes of car accidents in Miami include speeding, sudden lane changes, drunk driving, and distracted driving (texting, checking social media, etc.).
How Are the Road Infrastructure and Bridges in Miami?
There are over 5,500 miles of roads in Miami and its surrounding area. And between the well-developed canal system and dozens of islands, it’s no surprise the Miami area contains over 200 bridges, including eight drawbridges. These public roads and bridges are maintained by the Miami-Dade County Department of Public Works and Waste Management.
In addition, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority is responsible for maintaining five major expressways in the area: the Airport Expressway, Dolphin Expressway, Don Shula Expressway, Snapper Creek Expressway, and Gratigny Parkway.
Finally, the Florida Department of Transportation maintains major state roads such as US-1, State Road 441, and the Florida Turnpike.
In 2021, the American Society of Civil Engineers rated the overall infrastructure in Florida as C-. According to the report card, driving on roads in need of repair costs each Florida driver $425 per year, and 2.9% of bridges were rated structurally deficient.