Florida has the nation’s Tenth-worst drivers, in response to a report from an internet useful resource that teaches driving and driver security.
In the meantime, a neighborhood group is working to convey consciousness to bike security as they assist victims of two-wheel crashes with a Might 22 fundraising occasion in Orange Park.
The worst drivers report analyzed U.S. street site visitors accident knowledge to create profiles of what a harmful driver appears to be like like and was assembled by Zutobi. It says Wyoming was the worst with 55 deadly crashes per 100,000 individuals, and Florida ranked Tenth with 35.7.
The Zutobi examine additionally signifies that males are extra seemingly (54.1 %) to be concerned in an accident, whereas new drivers aged 16 to twenty are concerned in 11.8 % of complete accidents. The info was sourced from the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration and pertains to crashes in 2019.
The bike security group’s upcoming occasion comes as knowledge collected by Trip Sensible Florida reveals there have been 531 deadly bike accidents statewide in 2018, down barely from 552 the yr earlier than. So “One Love — See Us on 2s,” a brand new Jacksonville bike consciousness group, is internet hosting a car and motorcycle show from 1 to 7 p.m. on Might 22 at Dee’s Music Bar at 2141 Loch Rane Blvd. in Orange Park.
The occasion will elevate funds for victims of bike crashes or their households with hospital or funeral payments and different bills. The occasion is free, with a $10 registration charge for bikes exhibited within the present, and $20 for automobiles.
As traditional, there’s some main street tasks to pay attention to within the Jacksonville space:
• The I-95 north to I-10 west flyover could have detours from 10 p.m. to five:30 a.m. Monday by means of Saturday as a part of the Florida Division of Transportation’s I-10/I-95 Operational Enhancements undertaking. I-95 north will stay open. However concentrate on detours for drivers on I-95 north who need to take I-10 west, despatched right down to floor roads. The $126 million undertaking must be accomplished this fall.
• An FDOT resurfacing undertaking on Beaver Avenue from west of Edgewood Avenue to McDuff Avenue is anticipated to start Monday with building actions to happen principally throughout daytime hours on weekdays. The $5.8 million undertaking contains milling and resurfacing, drainage enhancements, curb and gutters, site visitors alerts, lighting, indicators, sidewalks and different building.
No lane closures will likely be permitted from 6 to 9 a.m. or 4 to 7 p.m. Monday by means of Friday on Beaver Avenue or Edgewood Avenue. The identical is true from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, with no a number of lane closures permitted from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday by means of Friday. The undertaking is estimated to be accomplished by summer time 2022.
• Count on some extra flagging operations from 8:30 a.m. to five:30 p.m. on Hoot Owl Highway at U.S. 17 as a part of the Dunn’s Creek roadway widening undertaking between Satsuma and San Mateo, the FDOT mentioned. The work has been prolonged by means of early Might to finish remaining drainage work. Daytime flagging operations can even be in place Monday by means of April 28 within the northbound lanes of U.S. 17 from simply south of Pineway Avenue to simply south of Horse Touchdown Highway to assemble heart medians inside the undertaking limits. The $36.5 million undertaking must be accomplished by summer time.
In our common fuel worth watch, AAA says Florida fuel costs are averaging a penny much less than simply over every week in the past. The state common was at $2.84 per gallon, with Jacksonville at $2.77. Florida drivers at the moment are paying 7 cents lower than the very best worth (to date) this yr of $2.91 per gallon recorded on March 21.
In the meantime, market speculators stay fearful about international demand amid studies of lockdowns in Europe and surging instances of COVID-19 in Brazil and India, AAA mentioned. Every day fuel worth averages will be discovered at Gasprices.aaa.com
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Dan Scanlan: (904) 359-4549