Florida Car Accident Statistics
Thousands of people continue to die on Florida roadways. In fact, there hasn’t been a significant change in the number of fatalities since 2009 when nearly 3,000 people were killed in traffic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 2,494 people died in 3,513 fatal accidents in 2014 alone.
Of those fatalities,
- 768 involved passenger car occupants
- 198 were in pickup trucks
- 186 were in light utility trucks
- 54 were in vans
- 22 were in large trucks
- Two were on a bus
If we take a closer look at these fatalities by crash type, we find –
- 1,395 involved a single vehicle
- 190 involved a large truck
- 245 involved speeding
- 371 involved a vehicle rollover
- 940 involved a roadway departure
- 803 involved an intersection
Unfortunately, only about half of all passenger vehicle occupants were wearing a seatbelt at the time of these accidents. The NHTSA estimates that another 161 people over the age of four, and ten children under the age of four could have been saved if they would have used their seatbelts.
Not only does Florida need to do more to combat unsafe driving behaviors, but statistics also show that more needs to be done to keep pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists safer from the dangers of road traffic.
In fact, more pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2014, than at any time in the ten years prior. Statistics show that 588 walkers, joggers, hikers died by motor vehicles, up from 499 in 2013, and 477 in 2012.
Florida also has a problem with motorcycle safety as 478 bikers died in collisions in 2014, up from a ten—year low of 396. Sadly, some of these deaths could have been avoidable, as only half of those involved in a fatal crash were wearing a helmet.
Bicyclist deaths have also increased and reached a ten-year high in 2014 when 139 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents after a low of 83 in 2010.
Where are all these fatal accident occurring in Florida? Data for 5-year crash trends shows the top 10 counties for fatalities are:
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