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1995 Traffic Death Totals

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Highway Patrol today released preliminary traffic fatality totals for 1995. At least 2,780 persons are known to have died in traffic crashes on Florida roadways from January 1 through December 31, 1995. This compares to 2,722 persons killed in 1994, and marks the third straight year in which Florida has experienced an increase in traffic deaths.

Florida traffic deaths since 1985 are as follows:

1985 - 2,870
1986 - 2,628
1987 - 2,891
1988 - 3,152
1989 - 3,033
1990 - 2,951
1991 - 2,523
1992 - 2,480
1993 - 2,719
1994 - 2,722
1995 - 2,780 (preliminary)
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Total - 30,749

Average traffic deaths per year since 1985 - 2,795
Average traffic deaths per day since 1985 - 7.65

Additional information concerning 1995 traffic deaths, such as alcohol-related deaths, and percentage of those killed who were not wearing safety belts, is not available at this time.

 


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