FPCA Automobile Division: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 2009 Crash Statistics Report Now Available Online
Jun 30, 2010
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (“DHSMV”) published its annual report on traffic accident statistics on June 29, 2010. According to the report, statewide traffic-related fatalities have dropped to a record low. To view the report, click here.
Similar reports from previous years and additional DHSMV information can be accessed at: www.flhsmv.gov/html/safety.html.
Other trends highlighted by the DHSMV report include:
- Crash-related fatalities on Florida roadways decreased 14 percent between 2008 and 2009 (from 2,983 to 2,563), marking the fourth consecutive year in which the number of traffic fatalities have decreased.
- The number of Florida traffic-related deaths per 100 million miles traveled dropped to 1.3 last year – the lowest ever reported. In comparison, the rate was 5.8 deaths per 100 million miles 40 years ago.
- Alcohol-related Florida traffic fatalities fell by 14 percent between 2008 and 2009 (from 1,169 to 1,004).
- Motorcycle-related fatalities (including drivers and passengers) decreased 24 percent between 2008 and 2009 (from 532 to 402).
- Bicycle-related fatalities decreased 15 percent between 2008 and 2009 (from 118 to 100).
- Pedestrian fatalities decreased four percent between 2008 and 2009 (from 502 to 482).
- Fatalities of teen drivers and passengers (ages 15 to 19) fell significantly by more than 20 percent between 2008 and 2009 (from 193 to 153). Teen drivers continue to dominate crash frequency statistics, posting the highest rate of crash involvement of any age segment (381 per 10,000 licensed drivers).