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Information About Okaloosa County Roadway Safety
Okaloosa County is in the Florida Panhandle and stretches from the Gulf Coast to the Alabama border. The largest city is Wright and the county seat is Crestview. Out of 67 Florida counties, Okaloosa County stands 26th in population and 20th in terms of land area.
If you have received a ticket in Okaloosa County you are probably pretty angry and upset but consider this:
- The County is split by I-10. The portion of I-10 within Florida's border (based on the number of fatal crashes per mile) is considered to be the 57th deadliest highway in the US.
- More than 60,000 vehicles per day travel through Okaloosa County on I-10.
- More than 4.5 million tourists visited the Emerald Coast in 2012.
- Most of Okaloosa County is rural with mostly two lane country roads. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that two-lane country roads are the most dangerous highways in America.
- According to NHTSA, only 19% of the US population lives in rural areas but rural traffic fatalities accounted for 55% of the total fatalities in 2011
- Traffic incidents in Okaloosa County have risen in almost every category.
- The crash, injury, and death rates in all categories are significantly higher in Okaloosa County compared to other Florida counties with similar populations.
Can you imagine what the traffic situation would be in Okaloosa County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?
|Okaloosa County Crash Stats||2011||2012||Percent Change||3-Year Avg.|
|Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes||2,121||2,512||+18.43%||2,276|
|Alcohol Related Fatalities||9||7||-22.22%||8|
|Alcohol Related Injuries||101||116||+14.85%||108|
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