Traffic deaths may be leveling off since start of pandemic, more work to be done

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes traffic deaths are starting to level off after years of consistent increase. In 2021, Florida had 2,796 traffic fatalities compared to 2022 which was slightly less at 2,762. In Hillsborough County, Dale Mabry Highway is one of the most dangerous roads. In fact, Hillsborough County has it listed in its “high injury network.” Those are roads where the most traffic crashes and fatalities happen.