Florida Traffic Accidents

More Than 395,000 Car Accidents in Florida Annually

Florida has over 17 million drivers and each year there are millions of tickets written and a lot of traffic accidents on Florida Highways and Roads. The Department of Motor Vehicles collects traffic report data from the various law enforcement agencies and produces a comprehensive report. The crash data shows who is writing tickets, the cause of accidents, where the accidents occur, and a snapshot of the drivers involved.


Summary of Florida Traffic Crashes

Below is a summary of the traffic accidents in Florida, the number of drivers involved, fatal traffic accidents, alcohol related crashes, and accidents involving pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles.

Traffic Crashes in Florida for 2014, 2015, and 2016

There were 395,785 traffic accidents in Florida in 2016 and the annual crash data from 2014 to 2016 shows that the number of car accidents is increasing every year.

  • 2014 - 344,170 traffic crashes, 943 crashes per day
  • 2015 - 374,342 traffic crashes, 1025 crashes per day
  • 2016 - 395,785 traffic crashes, 1081 crashes per day

Drivers Involved in Crashes

The State of Florida tracks the number of drivers involved in traffic accidents every year.

  • 2014 - 581,090 drivers involved in crashes
  • 2015 - 630,550 drivers involved in crashes
  • 2016 - 668,699 drivers involved in crashes

Fatalities and Fatal Crashes

the number of fatalities in Florida Car Accidents has increased every year from 2014 to 2016.

  • 2014 - 2,494 fatalities in 2,336 fatal accidents
  • 2015 - 2,939 fatalities in 2,699 fatal accidents
  • 2016 - 3,176 fatalities in 2,935 fatal accidents

Injuries in Auto Crashes

There is a steady drop in the number of Injury crashes and injuries in car crashes every year in Florida.

  • 2014 - 225,608 injuries in 149,426 injury crashes
  • 2015 - 243,316 injuries in 159,795 injury crashes
  • 2016 - 254,155 injuries in 165,940 injury crashes

Alcohol Related Crashes

Alcohol related car accidents are completely unnecessary and very costly in injuries, damages to vehicles, lost driving privileges and most importantly lost lives.

  • 2014 - 5,660 alcohol related traffic accidents resulting in 459 deaths and 3,387 injuries.
  • 2015 - 5,522 alcohol related traffic accidents resulting in 508 deaths and 3,322 injuries.
  • 2016 - 5,223 alcohol related traffic accidents resulting in 461 deaths and 3,160 injuries.

Pedestrians Involved in Car Accidents

Hitting someone with a car is a nightmare but it happens thousands of times a year in Florida. Drivers can help avoid these accidents by slowing down in residential neighborhoods, looking twice as they approach intersections and always remembering that the pedestrian always has the right of way. If you are on foot always use the crosswalk and don't pop out in the road from behind things where approaching drivers cannot see you. Following are statistics of Pedestrians involved in car accidents.

  • 2015 - 632 pedestrians killed in 9,085 crashes involving pedestrians.
  • 2016 - 667 pedestrians killed in 9,102 crashes involving pedestrians.

Bicycle Related Crashes in Florida

Bicycles are car don't mix well so always keep a sharp eye out for bicycles, especially in intersections and driveways and give them plenty of room if you are passing a bicycle. If you are riding a bicycle then always wear a helmet, it could easily save your life.

  • 2015 - 154 bicyclists killed in 7,120 bicycle crashes.
  • 2016 - 140 bicyclists killed in 6,668 bicycle crashes.

Motorcycle Crashes in Florida

Motorcycles are big part of life in Florida with our excellent year round weather so as a driver you must always look for motorcycles before you pull out, change lanes, and enter the highway.

  • 2015 - 546 motorcyclists were killed, and 8,231 were injured in 10,201 crashes.
  • 2016 - 515 motorcyclists were killed, and 8,256 were injured in 10,331 crashes.

Source of Data: The data used to generate this report is the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.