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.
Below is a summary of the 4,532 traffic accidents that occurred in Brevard county Florida in 2004. Cities in Brevard County include: Barefoot Bay, Cape Canaveral (Port Canaveral), Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbor Beach, Malabar, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville (County Seat), Viera, West Melbourne
627 of the traffic accidents in Brevard County were alcohol related, which is the lowest number of alcohol related car accidents in Brevard county in five years.
Drivers in Brevard 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.