Are Florida’s Roadways Getting Safer? YES!

by Carmen Dellutri on January 8, 2013

Florida car accident lawyerAs Port Charlotte injury attorneys, we enjoy sharing good news about driving safety. Fatalities on Florida’s roadways decreased in 2011 by nearly two percent, according to a recent report by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

The fatality rate per mile traveled in 2011 held steady at its all-time low, first reached in 2010. Overall, Florida has seen a 32-percent reduction in deaths since 2005.

Unfortunately, it was not all good news on Florida’s roadways. Below are several concerning statistics revealed in the 2011 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Report:

  • Motorcyclist and passenger fatalities increased between 2010 and 2011 by approximately 18 percent from 383 to 451, respectively.
  • Bicyclist fatalities increased between 2010 and 2011 by almost 58 percent from 76 to 120, respectively.
  • Fatalities of teen drivers and passengers increased between 2010 and 2011 by 7 percent from 144 to 154, respectively.

Overall, the report suggests that we still have work to do to make our roadways safe for everyone.  We encourage all drivers to use extra caution around bicycles and motorcycles, particularly this holiday season.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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