ORLANDO, Fla. - A new study by Everdrive said a stretch of Interstate 4 from Daytona Beach to Tampa is the most dangerous interstate in the country.
Drivers Channel 9 spoke with said they are not surprised.
“Of course, it is. I don't even go there anymore,” said driver Lourdes Lesnikoski.
“It's a more dangerous environment, of course,” said driver Andrew Hyder.
Everdrive developed an app that can tell when users drive while on their cellphones or get when they into crashes.
READ: EverDrive survey
The company used data from the Highway Traffic Safety Administration's fatality analysis report.
The report studied traffic deaths on interstates from 2010 to 2015.
More than one life was lost per mile during the last six years along the 132-mile stretch of the interstate.
The survey showed that drivers have become more distracted by not only cellphones
, but also entertainment systems in their cars.
“You see people texting. You see people driving too fast. Stuff like that,” said Hyder. There's always accidents. You're always having to slam on the brakes. If you're not paying attention, you could run into someone pretty easily.”
According to the survey, “The highway connects from I-275 to I-95 and has had 1.41 fatalities per mile in the past six years, making it the most dangerous interstate in the United States. The highway has also been in the top 10 most dangerous interstates for the past six years.”
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