Multi-vehicle crash shuts down southbound I-95 at Ives Dairy Road

At least one person was flown to a hospital Wednesday morning after a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 left several people seriously injured and stalled southbound traffic near the Broward-Miami-Dade county ... Full Story
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Carl

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Apr 18, 2007
People drive way to fast with little or no regard for the safety of others.

“Big Dreams and Small Worries”

Since: Mar 07

Chagrin Falls

#3 Apr 18, 2007
Ahhh yes, the joys of driving I-95. Wow, that's one road I don't miss up here. I'll take the possibility of a deer jumping out in front of your car over the possibility of another car cutting you off any day!! Too crowded on the roads anymore in S. FL.
varth_dader

United States

#4 Apr 18, 2007
^-1, sheep-like groupthink. Speed has little to do with it, WILLFUL IGNORANCE of the dynamics and physics of a vehicle in motion is what does it. People are barely qualified to operate a toaster, let alone drive a car or worse, a 3-ton SUV.

If you believe in blindspots, you're ignorant. If you think you can brake hard *and* steer at the same time, you're ignorant. If you think tailgating's OK, you're ignorant. If you run red lights, you're ignorant. If you can see the back end of your car in you side mirrors, you're ignorant. If you have little stick-on mirrors, you're ignorant. If you think driver's ed is all you need, you're ignorant. Educate yourselves, people, and be safe. Attend a hi-performance driving course. Read a few books on the subject. Start your kids out on go-karts before age 12. Don't wait till they get "taught" in school. Get 'em involved in organized karting -- you'll be amazed how much better they'll be equipped to handle a car when car time comes around. Here's how to setup side mirrors:

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~gdguo/driving/BlindSp...
Slow Down

Miami, FL

#6 Apr 18, 2007
why cant everyone just slow down

“What is this world coming to??”

Since: Apr 07

Pompano Beach, FL

#7 Apr 18, 2007
This is nothing new! People in South Florida are horrible drivers! People are always in a rush to get nowhere! They drive with no consideration for people sharing the road with them. It is sad that this will be an ongoing problem for South Florida. Nothing is ever going to change!

“What is this world coming to??”

Since: Apr 07

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Apr 18, 2007
varth_dader wrote:
^-1, sheep-like groupthink. Speed has little to do with it, WILLFUL IGNORANCE of the dynamics and physics of a vehicle in motion is what does it. People are barely qualified to operate a toaster, let alone drive a car or worse, a 3-ton SUV.
If you believe in blindspots, you're ignorant. If you think you can brake hard *and* steer at the same time, you're ignorant. If you think tailgating's OK, you're ignorant. If you run red lights, you're ignorant. If you can see the back end of your car in you side mirrors, you're ignorant. If you have little stick-on mirrors, you're ignorant. If you think driver's ed is all you need, you're ignorant. Educate yourselves, people, and be safe. Attend a hi-performance driving course. Read a few books on the subject. Start your kids out on go-karts before age 12. Don't wait till they get "taught" in school. Get 'em involved in organized karting -- you'll be amazed how much better they'll be equipped to handle a car when car time comes around. Here's how to setup side mirrors:
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~gdguo/driving/BlindSp...
I agree with most of your comment, but I do have to disagree with letting children ride go-carts. There is a huge difference between operating a vehicle and driving a go-cart.
Eddie

Miami, FL

#9 Apr 18, 2007
The cops need to get those crazy lane changers.
SFLDUDE

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Apr 18, 2007
Welcome to Florida, where human life has no values and driving is a way of demostrating how stupid we can be

“This is America, Speak English”

Since: Apr 07

Weston, FL

#11 Apr 18, 2007
Eddie wrote:
The cops need to get those crazy lane changers.
The cops also need to catch those truck drivers
SFLDUDE

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Apr 18, 2007
We just don't get it..
1 minute early

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Apr 18, 2007
This happened as I was sitting at the exit ramp to Ives Dairy. On busy days, the line for the exit ramp can back up almost all the way to the Hallandale Beach Blvd on-ramp, and today was no exception. I can tell you it is not enjoyable to be the last car in line (at a complete stop) as everyone whips by you in the next lane over, all the while wondering if the cars approaching from the rear will realize the must quickly slow to a stop. Another dynamic is the people getting on Southbound 95 from Hallandale Bch Blvd. get stuck in the exit ramp line and then must merge into 95 (from standing still, pulling into the ongoing traffic). I am confident these conditions contributed to today's accident. Whether the minvans were merging left onto the highway, or the 18 wheeler somehow got into the right most lane and couldn't stop in time, this is a risky spot on I-95.
Rush

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Apr 18, 2007
No consideration for others. No common courtesy. That's what it's all about.
My thoughts

United States

#15 Apr 18, 2007
Zuly wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with most of your comment, but I do have to disagree with letting children ride go-carts. There is a huge difference between operating a vehicle and driving a go-cart.
Have you ever driven some of these smaller cars, kinda like driving a go-cart...besides, its teaching kids skills that they will need when they are older...thats one of the biggest problems now a days. Kids are sheltered from the wrong things, they really need to learn survival skills, especially if they will ever drive on I95
mailman under fire

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Apr 18, 2007
Zuly wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with most of your comment, but I do have to disagree with letting children ride go-carts. There is a huge difference between operating a vehicle and driving a go-cart.
I'll take a huge guess that you never had the experience of drive a go kart! It is the best thing for a kid to become a skilled driver.

Since: Dec 06

Pompano Beach, FL

#18 Apr 18, 2007
Gary Gridlock wrote:
Lets see now...
Drive 1-95...
Deploy to Iraq...
Drive 1-95...
Deploy to Iraq...
Hmmm..
Think I will take Iraq!
Ok, have fun in Iraq.
Dayton

Dayton, OH

#19 Apr 18, 2007
It is moronic to always lay blame on speed for accidenta. First, you don't know if speed was a factor in this accident, secondly if speed were a problem, the no-speed limit German Autobahns would be filled with accidents, which is not the case. Of course, German Autobans have a majority of German drivers and not the typical S. Florida driver idiots that drive while talking on the phone, reading maps, eating and applying make-up. Not to mention the absolute lack of courtesy demonstrated by the same morons that think that speed is a problem.

Since: Dec 06

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Apr 18, 2007
My thoughts wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever driven some of these smaller cars, kinda like driving a go-cart...besides, its teaching kids skills that they will need when they are older...thats one of the biggest problems now a days. Kids are sheltered from the wrong things, they really need to learn survival skills, especially if they will ever drive on I95
You shouldn't have kids in South Florida anyway. Can you imagine your kid will be driving I-95 one day? How will I-95 be in 15 years? Probably 6 lines. Will it get better? Do you think so? Why are we making fun of the snowbirds? Because they are too slow? I think they are the ones who know how to drive (to a certain age that is..). Ask them how it was 20-30 years ago. Driving was a pleasure. They are scared now. Now imagine your kid in 15 years. We will see a lot more fatal accidents, all age groups. Oh, and how easy it is to get a drivers license! Fill out the written test, than drive around the parking lot for 10 minutes, and here you go. Shocking.. Many (european) countries made driving schools mandatory before getting behind the wheels.
it could always be worse

Lake Worth, FL

#21 Apr 18, 2007
mailman under fire wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll take a huge guess that you never had the experience of drive a go kart! It is the best thing for a kid to become a skilled driver.
I totally agree with you...Kids need to be taught about driving as early as possible. I remember being 10yrs old steering my dads 1970 Pick-up truck (he had control of the breaks) it was fun & taught me a lot, especially how big & heavy cars/trucks really can be! It had absolutely no power steering, which was a b**ch!:] Unlike the cars today, that you can turn with your pinky.
Future Boy

AOL

#22 Apr 18, 2007
When are you leaving??? I hope you wont engage yourself in any tranportation related duties while you're there.
Gary Gridlock wrote:
Lets see now...
Drive 1-95...
Deploy to Iraq...
Drive 1-95...
Deploy to Iraq...
Hmmm..
Think I will take Iraq!
omg

Homosassa, FL

#23 Apr 18, 2007
"""Paramedics from several Broward and Miami-Dade fire-rescue departments rushed to the 8 a.m. crash in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Ives Dairy Road."""
wow!!! reported at 8a right? I went onto i95 at 7:50 and ther was already a fire that must have been goin on for a while becase the sky was covered in black smokeand you could see it all the way onto ives dairy... why did it take so long for people to report this...

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