Broward County Car Accident Crash Data
Florida: Broward County Auto Accidents Overview
Below is an analysis of Broward County automobile accidents and car crashes using data obtained from reputable state and federal resources. This information is being provided as a public service and has been compiled using public domain, governmental agency data including compilations of the Department of Transportation for the State of Florida’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics:
State of Florida Auto Accident Analysis
The State of Florida ranks third in the nation for highway traffic fatalities. In 2010, highway traffic fatalities in Florida totaled 2,445; and 660 of those motor vehicle accident fatalities involved alcohol.
Almost five hundred people died on Florida in 2010 from car crashes involving pedestrians (487 pedestrian fatalities in 2010).
Broward County Traffic Accidents Statistical Analysis
Broward County covers 1230 square miles on the eastern coastline of Florida with a total population of almost 1.8 million according to 2010 state statistical data. Its three largest cities are Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood.
In Broward County, Florida, traffic crashes exceeded 26,000 accidents for the fourth time in five years as 26,233 accidents happened within the jurisdictional boundaries of Broward County within the calendar year 2010.
Accidents in Broward County that were alcohol-related numbered 1424 in 2010, falling from a high in 2008 of 1714.
Traffic fatalities in Broward County fell to a five year low of 179 in 2010 after reaching a high of 256 in 2006. More people died from car crashes in Broward County in 2010 than any other county in Florida aside from Miami-Dade, where 246 individuals perished in motor vehicle accidents during the same calendar year.
- County of Broward
- Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT)