Graphic Florida Car Accident Video Part of New Safety Campaign

by Carmen Dellutri on November 29, 2011

Florida pedestrian accident injury attorneyEvery week, we try to provide our readers with important safety information designed to prevent tragic Florida pedestrian accidents. In order to accomplish this same goal, the Florida Department of Transportation is using a new tactic—video footage of real accidents.

Some of the footage in the new safety campaign is so disturbing, it comes with an "unsuitable for small children" warning. The images are graphic; they show a speeding vehicle slamming into a man strolling through a crosswalk, and a bicyclist being smacked by a car.

"In the past a lot of our campaigns have been very vanilla," said Kris Carson, a department spokeswoman. "We wanted to catch someone's attention."

The campaign features a website,, as well as the television and radio campaign starting this month. The website features safety tips for bicyclists and pedestrians, crash data, and images that use trains, tanks, and elephants to represent how much damage cars can do to pedestrians.

The goal is to reduce pedestrian deaths in the Tampa Bay region by 20 percent in three years.

As we have noted on this blog, Florida leads the nation in bicycling and pedestrian fatalities. In addition, the Tampa Bay area is one of the most dangerous in Florida. In 2009, the region averaged seven pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities a month.


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 Florida car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

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

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