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State of Florida Summary

 
ALL CRASHES

Compared to 2003, there was a 3.9% increase in traffic crashes investigated and reported.
 
  Traffic crashes   252,902
  Drivers involved   376,111
  Average crashes per day   691
  Mileage Death Rate (per 100 million VM)   1.7
 
FATAL CRASHES AND FATALITIES

Compared to 2003, there was a 2.5% increase in traffic fatalities.
 
  Fatalities   3,257
  Fatal crashes   2,936
 
INJURY CRASHES AND INJURIES

Compared to 2003, there was a 2.5% increase in traffic injuries.
 
  Possible injuries   123,618
  Non-incapacitating injuries   74,039
  Incapacitating injuries   29,535
  Total injuries   227,192
  Injury crashes   142,388
 
ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES, FATALITIES, AND INJURIES

33.6% of traffic fatalities and 9.1% of traffic crashes were alcohol-related.
 
  Alcohol-related fatalities   1,093
  Alcohol-related injuries   17,580
  Alcohol-related crashes   23,013
  Alcohol-related fatal crashes   998
  Alcohol-related injury crashes   11,002
 
CRASH ENVIRONMENTS

59.4% of all crashes occurred in primarily business areas, while 60% of fatal crashes were in open country or residential areas.
 
  Crashes in Business Areas   150,228
  Crashes in Residential Areas   72,627
  Crashes in Open Country   30,047
  Fatal Crashes in Business Areas   1,175
  Fatal Crashes in Residential Areas   761
  Fatal Crashes in Open Country   1,000
 
PEDESTRIAN CRASHES

15.5% of all traffic fatalities were pedestrians.
 
  Pedestrians killed   504
  Pedestrians injured   7,551
  Pedestrian crashes   8,084
 

Drinking is a major problem with pedestrians in traffic crashes. 10.41% (889) of all pedestrians in all crashes (8,538) had been drinking and 35.32% (178) of all pedestrian fatalities (504) had been drinking.

 
BICYCLE CRASHES

3.7% of all traffic fatalities were bicycle drivers.
 
  Bicyclists killed   119
  Bicyclists injured   4,820
  Bicycle crashes   5,203
 
MOTORCYCLE CRASHES

11.9% of all traffic fatalities were motorcycle drivers.
 
  Motorcyclists killed   388
  Motorcyclists injured   6,558
  Motorcycle crashes   7,367
 
SAFETY EQUIPMENT USAGE

In 2004, Florida experienced 2,179 traffic deaths of drivers and passengers in Seat Belt Equipped Vehicles (SBEV). The tragic note of this, is 62.1% (1,353) of these people killed were not wearing seat belts.

Sixty-nine percent (109 of 159) of the children ages 0 to 17 years old killed were not using safety equipment.

 
AGE OF FLORIDA RESIDENT DRIVERS IN CRASHES

Drivers in the age group of 15 to 19 years old have the highest rate per 10,000 licensed drivers of crash involvement (485.03) and the highest rate in fatal crashes (5.14). Drivers in the age group of 20 to 24 years old hold second place in both categories.

Drivers in the age group of 20 to 24 years old that have been drinking had the highest rate per 10,000 licensed drivers of crash involvement (25.32) and the highest rate in fatal crashes (1.43).

Drivers 18 years of age had the highest rate of crash involvement in all crashes (618.21), and also in fatal crashes (6.79).

Of drinking drivers in crashes, 21 year old drivers had the highest involvement rate in all crashes (31.65), and also in fatal crashes (2.12).

 
HOLIDAY TRAFFIC FATALITIES

New Year 2004 Holiday experienced the highest fatality rate per hour (0.52) with 25 people killed in the 48 hour holiday period. Forty-four percent (11) of these fatalities had alcohol involved in the crash.

 
DAY AND TIME OF CRASHES

Friday, during the 4 P.M. hour, had the highest number of all types of crashes (3,324). Saturday, during the 2 A.M. hour, had the highest number of fatal crashes in Florida (40). Four different times tie for second place with 38 fatal crashes each. They are Friday, 11 P.M.; Saturday, 9 P.M.; Sunday, 1 A.M.; and Sunday, 5 P.M.


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