Florida 2nd In Nation in Motor Vehicle Fatalities

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety statistics from 2005, Florida was second only to California in total motor vehicle crash deaths in 2005. There were about 40,000 fatal automobile accidents in the U.S.A. in 2005. In those accidents, about 43,000 deaths occurred. This means the national death rate in automobile accidents was 15 deaths per 100,000 people. Motor vehicle death rates varied from a low of 7 deaths per 100,000 people in Massachusetts and New York to a high of 33 deaths per 100,000 people in Wyoming. Florida was second in the nation in total deaths in motor vehicle crashes.