Lakeland Traffic Safety & Crash Statistics
Lakeland, located in central Florida between Orlando and Tampa is the largest city in Polk County. Lakeland has a population of more than 97,000 and a metro area population of 584,000.
If you have received a ticket in Lakeland, you are probably pretty angry and upset but consider this:
- The City of Lakeland recorded 1,357 traffic crashes in 2012 with 106 of those crashes being alcohol related.
- Interstate-4, the main tourist thoroughfare between Orlando and Tampa Bay travels through Lakeland and carries up to 64,000 vehicles per day.
- Based on the number of traffic fatalities per mile, I-4 is considered to be the 3rd deadliest highway in the US.
- The number of traffic crashes and injuries is on the rise in Polk County.
Can you imagine what the traffic situation would be in Lakeland if the traffic rules weren't enforced?
|Polk County Crash Stats||2011||2012||Percent Change||3-Year Avg.|
|Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes||5,133||6,624||+29.05%||5,908|
|Alcohol Related Fatalities||30||20||-33.33%||26|
|Alcohol Related Injuries||203||186||-8.37%||194|
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