With a traffic fatality rate that’s among the higher than many parts of the country, there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to traffic safety in our area.
Tampa’s High Traffic Fatality Rate
In 2012, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a report based on a study of traffic fatality rates throughout the country that occurred in 2009. The rate for the country as a whole was 11.1 deaths per 100,000 residents. Here in Tampa, the traffic fatality rate was 12.6 per 100,000.
In a separate report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 153 fatal accidents took place in Hillsborough County in 2010. Out of those those traffic-related fatalities:
- 12 involved bicyclists
- 42 involved pedestrians
- 25 involved motorcycles
Other Tampa Car Accident Statistics
The Florida DMV shares some additional revealing statistics on car accidents in Tampa and Hillsborough County on the agency’s website.
In 2009, for example, most of the 6778 car accidents that took place in Hillsborough county occurred in Tampa. Alcohol played a role in 480 of those car accidents. The city had third highest number of accidents in Florida for that year, behind Miami and Jacksonville.
According to the Florida DMV, a total of 21,722 traffic accidents took place in Hillsborough County in 2004, including:
- 18,408 total injuries
- 1975 alcohol related accidents
- 1432 alcohol related injuries
- 75 alcohol related fatalities
- 401 bicycle injuries
- 10 bicycle fatalities
- 514 pedestrian injuries
- 40 pedestrian fatalities
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