An auto accident is a risk any time you get behind the wheel, but knowing the real numbers behind the risk can help you understand why it’s important to drive carefully and avoid distractions on the road.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes throughout the United States in 2014, resulting in a total of 32,675 deaths.
The state of Florida accounted for more than 2,330 of these fatal crashes and roughly 2,490 of the deaths.
Florida Traffic Death Reports stated that in 2010, the state of Florida had a 12.98 fatality rate per 100,000 people. Other Florida auto collision stats include:
Unfortunately, bicyclists in Florida have a high risk of being involved in a serious traffic crash. According to a 2015 report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida has the highest rate of bicycling deaths of any state in the nation and more than double the national average.
The CDC also reports that most states have made progress in reducing fatal bicycle accidents, with the number of deaths per 100,000 people declining over 40 percent between 2008 and 2013. However, Florida has only reduced fatal bicycle accidents by less than 10 percent over the last three decades.
Thousands of individuals are injured or killed each year due to car and bicycle accidents throughout the state of Florida. If you or someone you know was involved in a Florida motor vehicle accident or bicycle accident, call a Fetterman & Associates will handle everything for you, and get you the results you deserve.
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