According to a report recently released by the Florida Highway Patrol, Florida drivers are more likely to get into a car accident in Jacksonville than anywhere else in the state. With a total of 14,000 crashes last year, Jacksonville topped the list of Florida auto accidents in 2008, beating Miami by roughly 50 percent.
Another reported released from the 2009 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test showed that Florida ranks 43rd in the country based on driver’s exam scores. Florida drivers averaged a 74.1%.
Despite this data, there were fewer Florida motor vehicle crashes last year compared to 2007. The number of fatalities fell below 3,000 for the first time in eight years. Pedestrian fatalities fell about 5%, while injuries climbed more than 4%. The data shows that Pedestrians were less likely to be killed in a car accident, but they were more likely to be hit and injured.