Leon's Deadly Roads

It’s the middle of November and it is already the deadliest year ever on Leon County roads.

The Tallahassee Police Department says seat belts are a big factor. Of the 23 fatalities they have worked this year, 94 percent of the people were not buckled up.

For Leon County as a whole, there have been 36 fatalities. That's up from 16 in 2004. This also includes pedestrians and bicyclists.

There have been five pedestrian deaths in Tallahassee. Starting next week, police will be staked out at area crosswalks to make sure drivers are obeying the right of ways because that's been a major factor behind these fatalities.

It's a lot of numbers, but police say we have to remember there are families and friends behind each of these fatalities, so they really want you to keep in mind that the next time you get behind the wheel, buckle up, don't drink and drive and don't speed.