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The State of Florida tracks all traffic accidents as reported by local law enforcement agencies and state agencies such as the Florida Highway Patrol. The traffic data is used to prepare annual reports that are made available to the public.
The total traffic crashes for the State of Florida in 2004 was 252,902, which is a 3.9 percent increase compared to 2003.
There were 17,480 traffic accidents in Hillsborough County in 2010 and the accident statistics below illustrate that the number of accidents has been trending down. Cities in Hillsborough County include: Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Carrollwood Village, Dover, Gibsonton, Lithia, Lutz, Mango, Orient Park, Plant City, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sun City Center, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Valrico, Wimauma, Ybor City
Tampa accounts for the majority of the car accidents in Hillsbourough County recording 6,788 accidents in 2009. Alcohol was a facter in 480 (or 7 percent) of those Tampa Accidents. Tampa had more car accidents than Orlando and St Petersburg in 2009 and was number 3 in Florida the state for total number of car accidents in a city in 2009 behind Jacksonville and Miami.
Car insurance rates in Tampa are high because of the high number of car accidents especially for drivers in volved in accidents where they were found at fault.
1,976 of the traffic accidents in Hillsborough County were alcohol related, which is less than 2003.
Drivers in Hillsborough County may have the option of completing a traffic school course if they receive a speeding ticket, moving violation, or are in a traffic accident. Completing a Florida DMV approved traffic school class in most cases will allow a driver to avoid points on their Florida driver license and keep their auto insurance rates from going up depending on the severity of citation issued.
Source of Data is the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
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