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 26,627 traffic accidents that occurred in Broward county Florida in 2004. Cities in Broward County include: Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, Cocunut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Margate, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Hillsboro Beach, Tamarac, North Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, Sea Ranch Lakes, Oakland Park, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston, Davie, Dania Beach, Hollywood, Miramar.
1,773 of the traffic accidents in Broward County were alcohol related, which is a decrease from 2003.
Drivers in Broward County may have the option of completing a Florida 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