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What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash in Jacksonville?

You can think about the odds of dying in a car crash in Jacksonville in a few different ways. For instance, your odds of having a fatal car crash depend on your age and driving habits. And Florida has a much higher rate of traffic fatalities than the rest of the country, so your location also matters.

But you can control your odds of dying in a car crash. Driver behaviors like distracted, intoxicated, and careless driving cause more than half of the car accidents in Florida.

Here is some information about your odds of dying in a car crash in Jacksonville and the lessons you can learn from the stats.

Odds of Dying in a Car Crash This Year

Your odds of dying in any single year depends on many factors, including your age and gender. A 35-year old male has a 1 in 466 chance of dying in 2022. A 35-year old female has a 1 in 903 chance of dying this year.

You have a 1 in 1,306 chance of dying from any type of injury this year. The odds of dying in a car crash this year are even more remote.

Your odds of dying in 2022 due to an injury from a motor vehicle accident are 1 in 8,393. You have virtually the same odds of dying from an accidental fall this year, at 1 in 8,322.

Lifetime Odds of Dying in a Car Crash

Over your lifetime, you will spend a lot of time driving and riding in cars. Your lifetime odds of dying in a car crash tell you the likelihood that your death, whenever it happens, will result from a car crash.

You have a 1 in 107 chance of dying in a car crash over your lifetime. This might seem high. But you have much higher lifetime odds of dying from heart disease (one in six) or cancer (one in seven).

Odds of Having a Fatal Car Accident in Jacksonville

In 2021, Jacksonville had 21,956 motor vehicle crashes. These crashes caused 174 deaths. This means that 1 out of every 126 vehicle accidents — about 0.79% of crashes — in Jacksonville resulted in a fatality.

Traffic experts often normalize fatal car accident statistics to the population size. This helps them compare traffic fatalities for different areas with different populations.

Jacksonville has about 20 motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 residents annually. In other words, around 20 out of every 100,000 Jacksonville residents died in a car crash during 2020.

For comparison, Florida has 15.6 motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 residents. The U.S. overall rate is 11.0 motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 residents. This means that your odds of dying in a car crash in Jacksonville are about 1.8 times higher than the average American’s odds of dying in a car crash.

Odds of Dying Based on Seat Belt Use

Florida saw 341,399 car crashes in 2021. The overwhelming number of vehicle occupants wore a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt saved many lives.

If you got into a crash in Florida in 2021, you had a 1 in 556 chance of dying if you wore a seat belt. If you failed to wear a seat belt, you had a one in seven chance of dying. This means your odds of dying were 77 times higher if you failed to wear a seat belt.

What the Odds Tell You

Drivers in Jacksonville die at double the national rate. But you have control over your likelihood of dying in a car crash. If you wear a seat belt and avoid risky behaviors like speeding and drunk driving, you can beat the odds.

Contact the Jacksonville Car Accident Law Firm of Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers Today For Help

For more information, please contact the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra car accident law firm of Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers at the nearest location to schedule a free consultation today or give us a call at 904-396-1100.

We serve in Duval County, St, Johns County and its surrounding areas:

Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers – Jacksonville
9471 Baymeadows Rd #105,
Jacksonville, FL 32256, United States

Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers – Ponte Vedra
480 Town Plaza Ave #130,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081, United States

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