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Information About Santa Rosa County Roadway Safety
Santa Rosa County is located in western Panhandle of Florida and stretches from the Gulf Coast to the Alabama border. The largest city and county seat is Milton. Out of 67 Florida counties, Santa Rosa County stands 30th in population and 18th in terms of land area.
If you have received a ticket in Santa Rosa County you are probably pretty angry and upset but consider this:
- Santa Rosa County's population of almost 159,000 is increasing and the permanent population is increased by millions of tourists per year; many of whom drive or rent cars once they arrive.
- Interstate 10 travels through Santa Rosa County carrying more than 43,000 vehicles per day. Based on the number of traffic fatalities per mile, I-10, within the border of Florida, is considered to be the 57th deadliest highway in the US.
- Santa Rosa County's roads are vulnerable to damage by storms and flooding. Many long-time residents can remember the traffic problems caused when the Escambia Bay Bridge was damaged by hurricane Ivan in 2004.
- Most of Santa Rosa 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 and injuries is on the rise in Santa Rosa County.
Can you imagine what the traffic situation would be in Santa Rosa County if the traffic rules weren't enforced?
|Santa Rosa County Crash Stats||2011||2012||Percent Change||3-Year Avg.|
|Total Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes||1,499||1,666||+11.14%||1,563|
|Alcohol Related Fatalities||10||7||-30.00%||9|
|Alcohol Related Injuries||85||67||-21.18%||85|
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