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Information About Putnam County Roadway Safety
Putnam County is located in NE Florida south of Jacksonville. The largest city and county seat is Palatka. Out of 67 Florida counties, Putnam County stands 39th in population and 35th in terms of land area.
If you have received a ticket in Putnam County you are probably pretty angry and upset but consider this:
- When thinking of tourism in Florida, Putnam County doesn't usually come to mind but the abundance of prime hunting and fishing areas bring in large numbers of visitors from both inside and outside of Florida.
- Most of Putnam 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.
- The number of traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities is on the rise in Putnam County.
Can you imagine what the traffic situation would be in Putnam County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?
|Putnam County Crash Stats||2011||2012||Percent Change||3-Year Avg.|
|Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes||740||867||+17.16%||791|
|Alcohol Related Fatalities||10||11||+10.00%||11|
|Alcohol Related Injuries||46||30||-34.78%||45|
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