Another speeding and aggressive driving safety message from Sheriff Grady Judd.

Aggressive driving is defined as when individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property. – FDOT Speed and Aggressive Driving

Nationally 17.2 million drivers have driven one or more times in the preceding 12 months when they thought they were over the legal limit. – Drive Sober Florida

Approximately 84% of hit-and-run traffic fatalities occur during dawn, dusk or nighttime conditions. – FLHSMV

Learn How to Use a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon – Alert Today Florida

In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives. – NHTSA

Between 2015 and 2020 there have been 1,126 crashes where a driver was cited for failing to move over for an emergency, sanitation, or utility service vehicle. Of the crashes,m there were 2 fatalities, 37 incapacitating injuries, and 107 non-incapacitating injuries. – FLHSMV

A discussion about safety, access, and mobility of Florida’s aging road users.

-Theresa Chestnut (District 1 CTST)

The Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon can reduce crashes by 55%. – FWHA

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons can reduce pedestrian crashes by 47%. – FHWA

 

Motorist compliance with the requirement to yield has been shown to exceed 90% at PHBs. – FHWA

 

In the US, one work zone fatality occurs for every 4 billion vehicle-miles of travel and for every $112 million worth of roadway construction expenditures. – FHWA

More than 72% of pedestrian fatalities occurred at non-intersection locations (mid-block). – GHSA

With the installation of roundabouts, there are fewer crashes, 90% fewer fatalities, and 75% fewer injuries. – FHWA

 

In 2019, more than 3.5 million drivers ran red lights. – National Coalition for Safer Roads

 

In Florida, speed is a factor in approximately 30% of all traffic crashes resulting in fatal and serious injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. – NHTSA

 

Over 35% of speeding-related fatalities occur on lower-speed collector and local roads. – FHWA