Traffic Statistics for Florida That Make Fine Tuning Your Insurance a Must for 2021
According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department, an estimated 200,000 car accidents are recorded in Florida annually, with an average of 650 crashes per day.
Nearly 400,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving and, in 2018, 2,841 people died in distraction-related crashes. That is a lot of reason to put down the phone while driving and pay attention.
Of this number a massive 103,011 were hit and run accidents which involved 207 fatalities and just over 21,000 injuries. It is highly illegal to leave the scene of an accident. If you hit someone or something, please stop and take responsibility. These stats are compliments of https://www.flhsmv.gov/.
A very unnerving fact is that Florida remains at #1 for the most uninsured motorists on the road according to www.iii.org. If you are hit by an uninsured driver its important that you carry uninsured motorist insurance, but even so, it is very difficult to go after them for damages sustained – if they didn’t have the money to insure their car, truck, or motorcycle its doubtful that a judgement will get the money you deserve out of them either and will only serve to ding their credit.
Florida is a beautiful but crazy state to drive in. Our recommendation is to be well insured yourself and drive at attention as defensive driver.
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