Jacksonville, Florida is, geographically, one of the largest cities in the country. Being so large means that we have lots and lots of drivers. Surprisingly, Jacksonville, as a city, ranks quite low on the list of traffic fatalities in major cities. According to insurance data compiled last year, Jacksonville ranked 110th/111 major cities for traffic fatalities caused by speeding. This statistic is pretty amazing considering how many commuters our city has.
Traffic Ticket Lawyer Shares the Speeding and Traffic Facts
- Nationally, each year, speeding kills about 10,000 people and is responsible for nearly 30% of all motor vehicle deaths.
- According to insurance studies, speeding accounts for a higher percentage of traffic fatalities in the Midwest and Southeast.
- From 2013 to 2017, 53.9% of Las Vegas’ traffic fatalities involved speeding. In the same time period only 6.3% of Jacksonville’s traffic fatalities involved speeding.
- Over the same time period, the rate for traffic fatalities involving speeding decreased across the nation by 34%. Among those, accidents involving teenagers fell drastically from 13.2 to 5.8 per 100,000.
Planning to Continue Safety
The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) hosts a “Safe Streets Summit” meeting annually at the Hyatt Regency. The goal of the summit is to discuss how planners can configure roads, lights, signs, and other traffic control measures to help make the city safer. Each year the TPO chooses a theme. 2020’s theme was “Connecting our Communities from the Inside Out”. More specifically, they looked into ideas on ensuring safety and accessible streets within urban neighborhoods.
We hope the citizens of Jacksonville continue to practice safe driving. If you ever find yourself in trouble for speeding, our traffic ticket lawyer would love to talk with you about your ticket. It’s law enforcement’s job to keep citizens accountable for their actions, but it’s our job to hold law enforcement accountable for their claims. Right or wrong, we want to help you. Contact our office today to discuss how we can help. Until then, continue to drive safe Jacksonville!