ValuePenguin crunched the numbers for large, medium and small cities across the state. Among counties, Walton was No. 8 in DUI deaths per 100,000 residents.
Driving can be a dangerous game, especially in Florida. After all, Orlando was voted one of 2019′s top 10 cities for aggressive drivers. So which cities should you avoid if you want to stay safe?
Sarasota, Key West and Key Largo are among the deadliest cities for drunk driving fatalities, according to a Value Penguin study.
The study observed where DUI deaths occur the most and least in 106 Florida cities.
What’s the most dangerous place of all to drive in Florida, you ask?
The Panhandle beach town of Destin where fatal DUI’s are six times higher than the state average.
Sarasota was the deadliest large city, with an average of 12.2 DUI deaths per 100,000 residents per year from 2015 through 2017, which is twice as many as No. 2 Lakeland and No. 3 Jacksonville.
If you live in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, here’s the bright side. Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay, Florida City, Opa-locka and Sunny Isles Beach are among the safest cities.
The overall good news?
DUI deaths were down 6 percent across the state, and many Florida cities had declining numbers of DUI deaths between 2012 and 2017.
Read the full list of cities here.