The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has an extremely useful resource on their website. It shows drivers what the most dangerous Tampa intersections are for a specific month. Many intersections stay the same on the list, but there are always a few that are added or taken off depending on the month. The map below shows 13 of the most accident-prone intersections in North Tampa for the past three months. You should always be aware and be reactive to your surroundings. But, when driving on these streets or through these intersections, it is especially important to stay alert.
As you can tell by the map, the majority of these dangerous Tampa intersections include major roads that are packed with drivers throughout the day. Dale Mabry Highway, Waters Avenue, Gunn Highway and Linebaugh Avenue are the four streets with the most accidents each month. Many north Tampa commuters pass through more than one of these intersections every single day. Being responsive to traffic and staying focused solely on driving will help prevent you being involved in a crash. Staying alert could also prevent you from having repercussions from another’s accident. Many times, crashes are caused from traffic backups that occur from other accidents. That could be the reason that these dangerous intersections are so close together.
If your daily commute includes passing one or more of these intersections, drive cautiously. Speeding through traffic, changing lanes constantly and running yellow lights all cause accidents on these roads. These habits are simple things to just stop doing. Slowing down and driving with awareness could help avoid even longer delays from accidents. You might even help save a life.