Orlando DWI Statistics in 2021
When an individual that is pulled over and arrested for a DWI, that means the person was driving while intoxicated. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal and highly dangerous. A driver can even be pulled over and arrested with legal over-the-counter or prescription drugs in their system. This is true if what they took affects their ability to operate their car safely and they are putting the safety of others in jeopardy.
For example, if you have a prescription for a drug that causes you to become overly drowsy it is not a good idea to drive. But if you do and you are having a hard time concentrating and staying awake while you are driving, you are likely going to be swerving and exhibiting other erratic driving behaviors. If an officer sees this, they are likely going to put their lights on and stop your car.
Intoxicated Driving Statistics for Orlando in 2021
There have been 23,266 crashes in Orange County, Florida to date in 2021. There were 173 deaths from fatal crashes and 18,321 people injured in collisions.
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that in 2019 there were 4,984 confirmed crashes that had alcohol involvement. There were 730 crashes where drugs were confirmed that year as well. Of all the confirmed impaired driving incidents in 2019, FHSMV reported the following:
- Alcohol-related crashes in Orlando:
- Fatal crashes: 351.
- Fatalities from crashes: 378.
- Incapacitatiing injuries: 425.
- Other injury crashes: 1,462.
- Other injuries from crashes: 2,639.
- Drug-related crashes in Orlando:
- Fatal crashes: 348.
- Fatalities from crashes: 381.
- Incapacitatiing injuries: 182.
- Other injury crashes: 148.
- Other injuries from crashes: 469.
- Drug and Alcohol-related crashes in Orlando:
- Confirmed drug and alcohol-related crashes: 420.
- Fatal crashes: 309.
- Fatalities from crashes: 342.
- Incapacitatiing injuries: 120.
- Other injury crashes: 34.
- Other injuries from crashes: 198.
Driving while intoxicated is a major problem in Florida and across the United States. It is one of the leading factors behind fatal car accidents. American Addiction Centers show that the state of Florida has an alcohol-impaired driving fatality rate of 4 per 100,000 people.
AAC shows that Wyoming has the highest rate of fatal alcohol-impaired-driving at 7.6 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest rate of fatal alcohol-impaired drivers was New Jersey at 1.4 per 100,000 people.
If you were injured in Orlando by a drunk driver speaking to an Orlando personal injury attorney can be extremely helpful for you to secure the compensation that you deserve. If you lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, an Orlando wrongful death attorney can also be incredibly useful for securing a fair, and full settlement.
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