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 2005 was 268,605, which is a 6.2 percent increase compared to 2004.
Below is a summary of the 48,537 car accidents that occurred in Miami Dade county Florida in 2005. Cities in Miami Dade County include: Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Hialeah, Homestead, Key Biscayne, North Miami, Pinecrest, South Miami, and many more.
10,814 of the traffic accidents that occurred in Miami Dade County were in the City of Miami. Approximately 4.63% of these crashes were alcohol related in Miami accounting for 501 alcohol related crashes in 2005.
If you received a traffic ticket with a criminal offense, you should consider hiring a qualified attorney in the Miami area. This type of charge impacts your record and every aspect of your life (employment, personal finance, car insurance rates to name a few.) Many times car accidents, DUIs and other criminal traffic violations can have the charges reduced, changed or even dismissed. Be sure to ask the Miami attorney about their qualifications and experience with Florida traffic laws.
Drivers in Miami Dade 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