With almost 20 million residents and many more tourists all using the roads, driving in Florida can be a risky venture. These risks are outlined by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in their Traffic Crash Statistics Report.
According to the report, there were more than 256,000 traffic accidents in Florida during 2006. More than 137,000 of those accidents resulted in injuries. Tampa ranked second in the state for the most traffic accidents in 2006, with a total of 10,075 motor vehicle crashes. (The only Florida city with more traffic accidents than Tampa was Jacksonville.)
In the state of Florida, the 5 p.m. hour resulted in the highest number of all types of crashes. The top three Florida traffic accident causes in 2006 were: (1) careless driving, (2) failure to yield the right-of-way, and (3) driving under the influence.
Being injured in a car accident is a wake-up call to the perils of area roadways. If you have been injured in an accident, a Tampa auto accident attorney from Clark and Martino, P.A., can provide you with the information you need to help make a wise decision about your case. Please call us at 1-888-868-5615 to schedule a free consultation.