1 Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report 2017. Providing Highway Safety and Security through Excellence in Service, Education, and Enforcement Important Information Please Read Please note, while reviewing the 2017 Traffic Crash Facts annual report the statistics produced in this document are static in nature and are subject to change as new and updated Crash reports are received after the closeout date of November 7, 2018. Additionally, the 2016 statistics reflect static values reported in the 2016 Traffic Crash Facts annual report with a closeout date of September 25, 2017 and the 2015 statistics reflect static values reported in the 2015 Traffic Crash Facts annual report with a closeout date of September 15, 2016. While reviewing this publication, the Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Summary may not reflect the same totals as additional sub-tables throughout this document.
2 This is due to the nature of Crash reporting and fields that can be reported with one to many selections. For example, a Non-Motorist such as a Bicyclist can be reported with up to two separate Safety Equipment selections. This may increase the number of reported injuries and fatalities when looking at a specific Safety Equipment value. The information contained in this Traffic Crash Facts annual report is extracted from law enforcement agency reports (HSMV. 90010S) of Traffic crashes in which a motor vehicle is involved and which meets the following criteria pursuant to Section, , Florida Statutes: Motor vehicle crashes resulting in death or personal injury, or any indication or complaints of pain or discomfort, by any of the parties or passengers involved in the Crash ; or Motor vehicle crashes in which one or more of the following conditions occur: o Leaving the scene of a Crash involving damage to an attended vehicle or property (Section, (1), Fla.)
3 St o Driving while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances or with an unlawful blood alcohol level or breath alcohol level (Section, , Fla. Stat.); or o A vehicle was rendered inoperable to a degree that required a wrecker to remove it from the scene of the Crash ; or o Involved a commercial motor vehicle An investigating officer may report any other Traffic crashes on the long-form Crash report. However, only those crashes that meet the criteria above, which are commonly referred to as codeable', are included in this report. The information contained in this report was produced by Lexis Nexis, Inc., in partnership with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the source is Florida's Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES) database. For further information or custom inquiries please contact us at or call 850-617-2741, M-F, 8am - 5pm EST.
4 Page 1 of 112 11/28/2018. Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Summary % Change 2017 2016 2015 3 Year Average 2016 to 2017. Total Crashes 402,385 395,785 374,342 390,837. Drivers Involved 686,590 668,699 630,550 661,946. Average Crashes per 1,098 1,081 1,025 1,068. Day Mileage Death Rate (per 100 million VMT). Fatal Crashes 2,924 2,935 2,699 2,853. General Fatalities 3,116 3,176 2,939 3,077. Statistics Injury Crashes 166,612 165,940 159,795 164,116. Injuries 254,310 254,155 243,316 250,594. Incapacitating Injury 16,574 17,568 17,545 17,229. Crashes Incapacitating Injuries 20,380 21,645 21,546 21,190. Property Damage Only 232,849 226,910 211,848 223,869. Alcohol Confirmed 5,125 5,223 5,522 5,290. Crashes Alcohol Confirmed 350 417 460 409. Fatal Crashes Alcohol Confirmed 374 461 508 448. Fatalities Alcohol Confirmed 1,946 1,971 2,087 2,001. Injury Crashes Alcohol Confirmed 3,035 3,160 3,322 3,172.
5 Injuries Drug Confirmed 668 617 557 614. Crashes Drug Confirmed Fatal 310 291 256 286. Crashes Drug & Drug Confirmed 338 322 281 314. Alcohol Fatalities Impairment Drug Confirmed Injury 338 321 262 307. Crashes Drug Confirmed 589 542 475 535. Injuries Drug & Alcohol 355 349 361 355. Confirmed Crashes Drug & Alcohol 258 262 240 253. Confirmed Fatal Drug & Alcohol 274 299 269 281. Confirmed Fatalities Drug & Alcohol 145 148 268 187. Confirmed Injury Drug & Alcohol 276 254 317 282. Confirmed Injuries Page 2 of 112 11/28/2018. % Change 2017 2016 2015 3 Year Average 2016 to 2017. Motorcycle Crashes 9,707 10,331 10,201 10,080. Motorcycle Fatalities 515 515 546 525. Motorcycle Injuries 7,725 8,256 8,231 8,071. Motorcycle Passenger 37 30 38 35. Fatalities Motorcycle Passenger 692 742 814 749. Injuries Pedestrian Crashes 9,420 9,102 9,085 9,202. Pedestrian Fatalities 659 667 632 653.
6 Vulnerable Road Users Pedestrian Injuries 8,126 7,796 7,870 7,931. Bicycle Crashes 6,675 6,668 7,120 6,821. Bicyclist Fatalities 128 140 154 141. Bicyclist Injuries 6,263 6,234 6,691 6,396. Other Non-Motorist 1,697 2,038 2,330 2,022. Crashes Other Non-Motorist 12 5 16 11. Fatalities Other Non-Motorist 355 371 366 364. Injuries 15-17 Year Old Drivers 17,065 16,124 15,169 16,119. in Crashes 15-17 Year Old Driver 21 27 26 25. Fatalities 15-17 Year Old Driver 3,773 3,544 3,475 3,597. Injuries 18-20 Year Old Drivers 46,851 47,467 46,301 46,873. in Crashes Teen and 18-20 Year Old Driver 125 110 110 115. Young Adult Fatalities Driver 18-20 Year Old Driver 11,945 12,207 11,996 12,049. Injuries 21-24 Year Old Drivers 66,378 67,885 66,123 66,795. in Crashes 21-24 Year Old Driver 188 216 205 203. Fatalities 21-24 Year Old Driver 17,433 18,448 18,068 17,983. Injuries Page 3 of 112 11/28/2018.
7 2017 Traffic Crash Facts Table of Contents 1. Summary and Notes 2017 Traffic Crash Summary 2. Traffic Crash Data Definitions 6. Florida Motoring Environment 10. 2. Drug and Alcohol Statistics Drug & Alcohol Injury Levels 11. 3. Person Involved Statistics Safety Restraint & Injury Levels of Motor Vehicle Drivers and Passengers 12. Helmet Use & Injury Levels of Motorcycle Drivers and Passengers 13. Helmet Use & Injury Levels of Moped and ATV Drivers and Passengers 13. Safety Equipment & Injury Levels of Non-Motorists 14. Injury Levels by Vehicle Type 15. Drivers in Crashes by Age Group 17. Drivers Age 65+ in Crashes by Age 20. Teen & Young Adult Drivers in Crashes by Age 23. First Driver Actions & Injury Levels 25. 4. Environment Road and Vehicle Statistics Traffic Crashes by Day & Hour 26. Environmental Factors & Injury Levels 30. 5. Traffic Crash History by County Traffic Crash & Injury History by County 35.
8 Property Damage Crash History by County 42. Drug & Alcohol Crash and Injury History by County Florida 44. Vulnerable Road User Crash and Injury History by County Florida 64. CMV Crash and Injury History by County 91. Teen & Young Adult Driver Crash History by County 98. Page 4 of 112 11/28/2018. 6. Additional Facts & Statistics Florida Additional Facts & Statistics 112. Page 5 of 112 11/28/2018. Traffic Crash Facts Data Definitions Alcohol Confirmed A Crash involving a Driver and/or Non-Motorist who had a BAC greater than (Listed on the Crash report as BAC greater than ). *Excludes Drug Confirmed individuals. All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). A small open motorized vehicle with three or four wheels, designed for off-road use with a seat that is straddled and handlebars for steering. BAC. Blood Alcohol Content. Bicycle A vehicle propelled solely by human power or a motorized Bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an electric helper motor rated at 200 watts or less.
9 Pedalcycles are included under this definition. (This term does not include a vehicle with a seat height less than 26 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position, or a scooter or similar device). Bicyclist Any rider of a bicycle or pedalcycle. A bicyclist is considered a Non-Motorist. (Listed on the Crash report as Non-Motorist Person Type of '3' or '4'.). Bus A Motor Vehicle with seating for transporting nine or more persons, including the driver. Cargo Van A cargo van is any van where the area behind the driver or cab is designed for transporting cargo or operated for general commercial use. Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). A Motor Vehicle or Motor Vehicle combination used on the streets or highways described as: Vehicle Body Type of Bus (Code of '8' on the Crash report) or Vehicle Body Type of Medium/Heavy Truck (Code of '20' on the Crash report); or Is transporting hazardous materials and is required to be placarded (Hazmat Placard Indicator of '2' on the Crash report); or Commercial Motor Vehicle Configuration was completed on the Crash report; or Has a gross, declared, or actual weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more; or Commercial indicator on the Crash report is marked as 'Y' (True).
10 Driver Distracted Crashes, injuries and fatalities that occurred in events where at least one driver was listed on the Crash report with a distraction code of '2' Electronic Communication Devices (cell phone, etc.), '3' Other Electronic Device (navigation device, DVD player), '4' Other Inside the Vehicle (explain in narrative), '5' External distraction (outside the vehicle, explain in narrative), '6' Texting, or '7' Inattentive. Driver Unless otherwise indicated, the operator of a motor vehicle. Driver data typically excludes uninjured persons presumed to have been operating hit-and-run or properly parked vehicles. (Listed on the Crash report as Person Type of '1'.). Page 6 of 112 11/28/2018. Drug Confirmed A Crash involving a Driver and/or Non-Motorist who tested positive for drugs at the time of the Crash . *Excludes Alcohol Confirmed individuals Drug and Alcohol Confirmed A Crash involving a Driver and/or Non-Motorist who had a BAC greater than AND had a positive drug test.