A top priority of the Florida Department of Transportation is to improve the safety of Florida’s transportation system. A reduction of the total number of accidents, especially those that involve casualties of the vehicle drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists, is an important step to developing a safer environment. Fatal crashes are defined as collisions that involve at least one motor vehicle and result in death of at least one of those involved within thirty days of the incident.
This indicator shows fatalities by type. It includes bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists. The number of motorcyclists killed doesn’t include motorcycle passengers. From the trend it can be inferred that motorcycle driver fatalities are increasing continuously compared to pedestrians and bicyclists. The data is sourced from Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Florida Traffic Crash Facts Report.