U. S. Hwy 19 – Weeki Wachee to St. Petersburg

U.S. Highway 19 may be the most dangerous road in America for pedestrians who have to cross it or walk along it, but it has plenty of company. In a review of five years of federal crash data, it was found from coast to coast roads with no sidewalks, unsafe crossings, and speeding traffic was dangerous just because of where they are. The lesson here is pretty clear. In a land where the car is king, the person on foot better get out of the way.

And even the most deadly roads can be improved. In recent years US 19, (the worst road in the country) — it’s getting better! Recent improvements benefit both motorists and pedestrians. There are more sidewalks, highly visible signs that let drivers focus on the road, and even new overpasses at major intersections to decrease traffic conflicts. However, there’s still room for improvement!

As you travel on US 19 (Commercial Way) from Weeki Wachee and Spring Hill in Hernando County through Hudson, Bayonet Point, Port Richey, New Port Richey and Holiday in Pasco County, down through Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, into St. Petersburg the high volume of traffic is still of concern.

During the peak season (Thanksgiving to Easter) the traffic volume increases with out of town guests and tourists on vacation. These visitors are unfamiliar with the area and tend to cause or become involved in serious crashes. In addition, drivers exceeding the speed limit are a major factor in serious motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident crashes. Speeding contributes to nearly one-third of the nation’s traffic fatalities, and on roads where drivers routinely speed; the risk is high, and deadly.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian, bicyclist, operating a motorcycle or as the driver or passenger in an automobile, call the TRIPP LAW FIRM at (888) 392-LAWS (5297) for an immediate case evaluation. We are available 24/7 to consult with you. On our injury law team, we have two (2) licensed private investigators, two (2) legal assistants, and a legal nurse consultant who all assist the attorney in gathering and compiling the necessary evidence to properly document your personal injury case.

Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr. will personally handle your case. CALL NOW TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE! If we do not obtain a monetary recovery for you – there is NO ATTORNEY FEE or costs!

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