Florida: 30-Year Low of Traffic Crash Fatalities

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Preliminary results show that last year Florida had a 30-year low of traffic crash fatalities.

Florida Highway Patrol says Monday, Jan. 10, that there were 2,430 traffic
crash fatalities in 2010. This number is lowest the state has had
since 1978. This number is also an annual decrease of more than
five percent. In 2009 there were, 2,563 traffic fatalities.

The final count for 2010 will available later this year.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2011 at 03:42 AM
    Acutaries for insurance providers have already calculated the odds of being involved in a collision and how much risk to the insurer to pay a claim. It becomes more simple math that during the past 2 years due to lack of jobs, lack of money, reducing personal budget expense, more people have had a vehicle repossessed. Since there are fewer cars and trucks moving at the same time there is less chance (odds) of being hit or hitting someone else. To add to Billo`s sarcasm there is a "down side" - the state gets less tax money with reduced fuel sales, auto body repair and funeral homes have fewer customers and cemetaries sell fewer burial sites.
  • by fhp Location: fl on Jan 10, 2011 at 10:39 PM
    you can thank us anytime you feel like it. CLICK IT OR TICKET IT.
  • by Billo Location: Tally on Jan 10, 2011 at 01:04 PM
    Maybe it’s the money grab red-light cameras from the city. (sarcasm is sometimes missed with written word)
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