Highway Dangers & Crash Statistics
The City of Tampa has a population of almost 348,000 but the Greater Tampa metro area has a population of more than 2.8 million, making it the 17th largest urban metro area in the US.
If you have received a ticket in Tampa you are probably pretty angry and upset but consider this:
- In 2012, the City of Tampa recorded 6,457 traffic crashes, 488 of which were alcohol related.
- Both I-75 and I-4 run through Hillsborough County. Based on the number of fatal crashes per mile, 1-4 is the 3rd deadliest interstate in the US and I-75, within the borders of Florida, is the 15th most deadly interstate.
- According to the Transportation for America's Pedestrian Danger Index, Tampa is the second most deadly city in the US for pedestrians and is surpassed only by the Orlando-Kissimmee area.
- Traffic incidents in Hillsborough County are on the rise in almost every category.
How bad would the traffic situation be in Hillsborough County be if the traffic rules weren't enforced?
|Hillsborough County Crash Stats||2011||2012||Percent Change||3-Year Avg.|
|Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes||18,008||20,180||+12.06%||18,788|
|Alcohol Related Fatalities||63||60||-4.76%||57|
|Alcohol Related Injuries||648||665||+2.62%||651|
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