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2022 Florida Traffic Accident Statistics
Know Stats to Stay Safe
At The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we believe it is important to keep our clients and community informed about the latest accident statistics and trends to promote safer driving practices. Our firm is known for holding negligent parties accountable after serious crashes that result in catastrophic injuries, such as car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and even boating accidents. Let’s start by reviewing 2022 Florida traffic accident statistics in Florida, so we can offer insights into what they mean for drivers on our roads.
Overview of 2022 Florida Traffic Accident Stats
- 390,700 total traffic accidents
- 3,434 fatalities from all crash types
- 3,194 total fatal crashes (1.07 fatalities per fatal crash)
- 248,724 injuries from all crashes
- 160,754 total injury crashes (1.54 injuries per injury-causing crash)
- 9,120 motorcycle crashes
- 581 motorcycle fatalities
- 9,962 pedestrian crashes
- 752 pedestrian fatalities
- 105,314 total hit-and-run accidents (27% of accidents involve a hit-and-run)
- 268 total hit-and-run fatalities
- 22,990 total hit-and-run injuries
- 29.89% of accidents investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)
- 40.69% of accidents investigated by local police departments
- 29.32% of accidents investigated by local sheriff departments
- 36,507 total crashes in March 2022 (highest of all months)
- 29,698 total crashes in June 2022 (lowest of all months)
Keep Yourself Safe by Knowing Crash Statistics
Knowing traffic accident statistics can be incredibly beneficial for drivers looking to stay safe on the roads. By understanding where and when accidents are most likely to occur, drivers can take proactive steps to avoid dangerous situations and reduce their risk of being involved in an accident. For example, if you know that a particular intersection has a high number of accidents, you may choose to take an alternate route or exercise extra caution when driving through that area. Additionally, by staying informed about common causes of accidents such as distracted driving or speeding, drivers can make a conscious effort to avoid engaging in these behaviors themselves and encourage others on the road to do the same. Ultimately, staying up-to-date on traffic accident statistics can help drivers make more informed decisions behind the wheel and promote safer driving practices for everyone on our roads.
Five more tips to always keep in mind to stay safe on Florida’s roads are:
- Follow the speed limit: Speeding is a leading cause of accidents in Florida, so it's important to obey posted speed limits and adjust your driving to match road conditions.
- Avoid distractions: Distracted driving, such as texting or using a phone while driving, can significantly increase your risk of being involved in an accident. Put your phone away and focus on the road.
- Wear your seatbelt: Wearing your seatbelt is one of the simplest and most effective ways to protect yourself from serious injuries in traffic collisions. Make sure you and all passengers in your vehicle are always wearing their seatbelts.
- Keep a safe distance: Maintaining a safe following distance between vehicles gives you more time to react if something unexpected happens on the road ahead.
- Be aware of weather conditions: Florida's weather can be unpredictable, so it's important to stay aware of current weather conditions and adjust your driving accordingly. Slow down during rainstorms or other adverse weather events that may make roads slick or visibility poor.
If you've been involved in a traffic accident in Florida that resulted in a serious injury, you may be able to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance policy. The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. focuses on helping car accident clients navigate the legal process and get the compensation they deserve. Call us at (855) 933-3881 today to schedule a free case reviewwith one of our Florida traffic accident attorneys and learn more about your legal options and the compensation that might be owed to you. Let us help you get back on the road to recovery.