Pinellas County Car Accidents
Forward Pinellas, a transportation advocacy group, crunched some numbers late last year and found out that 77 car crashes happen on average in Pinellas County EVERY DAY.
What we find even crazier, is that this average has been consistent over the LAST FIVE YEARS according to Forward Pinellas. And in 2017, the average number was even higher at 83 crashes a day. Why is this?
Traffic experts believe that the leading causes to these crashes are:
- Pedestrians and drivers disobeying traffic laws
- Distracted driving habits
- A spike in the number of vehicles and drivers on the road due to tourism or the demand to live in the Tampa Bay Area.
It makes sense that that the increasing number of people traveling to Tampa Bay to live here or to vacation makes for a great recipe for Tampa Bay car accidents.
Pinellas County Actions to Make Driving On Our Roads Safer
According to ABC Action News, Pinellas County is working on a few solutions to bring this soaring average down. They include:
- Building more overpasses
- Widening roads
- Adding more bike lanes and crosswalks
Ultimately, staying vigilant is the only thing in our control that we can do to help prevent us from being a statistic.
Whether you’re the pedestrian hopping from shop to shop in Downtown St. Pete or the driver trying to get from point A to point B, make sure that you are paying attention to all of your surroundings.
The US Census Bureau has expected Tampa Bay to continue to grow throughout 2019 as one of the most popular destinations for people to move in 2019.
What does that mean?
We don’t expect things to get any easier this year for Pinellas and Hillsborough County drivers.
One of our Tampa attorneys, John McKnight, gives out many helpful resources and phone numbers for you to get familiar with in this article where he talks in-depth about UM Coverage and how it can protect you from an unexpected accident.
As your neighborhood Tampa and St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys, we also encourage you to keep us in your back pocket. You never know when you will need one of us on your side.
Save our number in your phone- Pipas Law Group: 727-888-3925.