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 15,893 traffic accidents that occurred in Orange county Florida in 2004. Cities in Orange County include: Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Maitland, Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Sanford, Union Park, and Winter Park.
5,075 of the traffic accidents in Orange County were in Orlando Florida. Approximately 5.9% of these crashes were alcohol related in Orlando accounting for 297 alcohol related crashes in 2004.
Drivers in Orange 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