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NCJ Number: 157597 Find in a Library
Title: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Traffic Crash Facts 1994
Corporate Author: Florida Dept of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 50
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Tallahassee, FL 32399
National Institute of Justice/
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Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The data contained in this booklet were extracted from law enforcement agency long-form reports of traffic crashes.
Abstract: The report focuses on factors related to the occurrence of traffic accidents, i.e., month, day of week, time of day, and holidays; the characteristics of persons involved in crashes, i.e., sex, age, safety equipment use, child safety restraint use, and type of vehicle; causal factors in crashes, i.e., contributing causes for drivers in crashes, including drug and alcohol use; and county/city data. The figures show that there was a 3.6 percent increase from 1993 in the number of traffic crashes reported and investigated, and a 0.1 percent increase in the number of traffic fatalities. Over one-third of traffic fatalities and one-eighth of crashes were alcohol-related. Nearly 60 percent of all crashes occurred in primarily business areas, while 60 percent of fatal accidents occurred in residential or rural areas. Nearly 80 percent of all motor vehicle occupants, bicyclists, and motorcyclists involved in accidents were using safety equipment. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Florida; Highway safety; Statistics; Traffic accidents; Traffic offenses
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