Decline in Florida Motor Vehicle Crashes Reported

According to the state’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there has been a 4.6% drop in the number of Florida traffic deaths. Compared to 2009, when there were Florida 2,565 motor vehicle fatalities, there were 2,444 Florida traffic deaths reported in 2010. That’s a nearly 31% drop since 2005. County wise, the number of traffic fatalities also went down in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward Counties last year.

2010 figures also show, however, that the number of Florida pedestrian deaths have gone up by 3.5%. There were 482 pedestrian fatalities in 2009 and 499 Florida pedestrian deaths in 2010.

Other 2010 Florida Traffic Facts:
• 195,104 Florida motor vehicle injuries occurred in 124,847 crashes
• Drunk driving was a 794 Florida traffic deaths
• 12,168 alcohol-related injuries
• 957 drug-related injuries
• 7,290 Florida pedestrian injuries
• 76 Florida bicycle deaths
• 4,600 bicycle injuries
• 4,925 bicycle accidents
• 7,484 Florida motorcycle accidents
• 350 motorcycle deaths
• 6,686 Florida motorcyclist injuries
• 725 Florida motorcycle passenger deaths
• 80 Florida teen driver deaths-same amount of teen driver deaths as in 2009
• 64 teen passengers killed
• 26,848 Florida teen motor vehicle accidents

Our Miami-Dade motor vehicle crash lawyers represent clients that have been hurt in all kinds of collisions. It is important that you not speak with the other party’s legal representation or insurer without consulting with an experienced Miami personal injury lawyer first.

Although it might feel reassuring to settle your claim right away, by doing so, you prevent yourself the opportunity to recover more in the event that you discover that your injuries and the damage to your property are much more serious than you thought. Your legal team can also make sure that your rights are protected.

Traffic fatality rate continues to drop in Florida, Marco News, September 28, 2011
Traffic deaths drop in Florida, but pedestrian deaths climb, Sun-Sentinel, September 28, 2011

Related Web Resources:

2010 Traffic Crash Facts, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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