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Florida Fatal Highway Accidents Down, Alcohol Use Deaths Up
By Eddie Farah
Fatal accidents on Florida's roads are down four percent, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, but deaths from alcohol-related crashes are on the rise.
For the second year in a row, the number of traffic accidents is down as are the number of deaths from those accidents - down more than four percent from 2006. With the price of gas, it's possible that some people are driving slower to conserve on precious fuel, therefore reducing the number of accidents. The number of injuries also decreased but only by one percent.
There is another side to these statistics - the number of alcohol-related fatalities is up more than 13 percent! "Which means too many people are drinking and driving, making bad decisions, getting behind the wheel," FHP Lt. Bill Leeper told Channel 4.
Among motorcycle riders, the number of crashes is up just over two percent and the number of people injured in those crashes is up as well.
There is nothing more devastating than trying to recover from an auto or motorcycle accident. If you need help working with an insurance company that's resistant to fully paying your claim, a competent accident attorney can help you with the details and paperwork so you can concentrate on getting better. #Originally posted at InjuryBoard by Eddie Farah
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