In Jacksonville, traffic fatalities increased from 152 in 2015 to 169 in 2016. This loss of life occurs at a higher rate than other deaths including murder, homicide (non- criminal death), and suicide in our community. Loss of life that occurs as a result of a traffic crash or incident are largely preventable.
On Friday, March 1, 2013, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced the launch of a city wide awareness campaign among motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists to reduce the amount of crashes and fatalities occurring on our roadways.
For more information please visit www.AlertTodayFlorida.com
Motor vehicles versus another motor vehicle, as well as motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycles are all tracked. Investigators assess these crashes to determine whether or not impairment and/or failure to follow Florida State traffic laws exists for any of those involved in these incidents.
- Crashes with fatalities involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian have increased in each of the previous four years (2012-2015). In 2016, 42 vehicle vs. pedestrian crashes were reported, compared to 2015 when there were 43 crashes of this type. This data includes those crashes with a pedestrian crossing in a place other than crosswalk; against the light; as well as crashes with an impaired driver and/or impaired pedestrian.
- Motor Vehicle vs. Motor Vehicle fatalities increased from 39 in 2015 to 52 in 2016. This is a one year increase of (33.6%).
- Motor Vehicle vs. Bicyclist fatalities also increased from 2015 to 2016. Fatalities in this type of crash increased from 4 in 2015 to 7 (75%) in 2016.
- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office realizes that changing driver and pedestrian behavior in traffic is a long term process. That is why we continue to apply for traffic grants that afford us an opportunity to educate the public utilizing off-duty officers who are compensated through the grant(s). This creates a force multiplier to existing traffic enforcement efforts:
- In 2016 the JSO administered traffic enforcement grants, with partners, totaling approximately $62,000 with nearly 1,295 additional (overtime) hours of public education and enforcement efforts.
- From January 1, 2017 – September 15, 2017, the JSO administered traffic enforcement grants, with partners, totaling $92,551 with approximately 2,027 hours of additional (overtime) hours.
- January 23, 2017 - FDOT Awards JSO Grant Focused On Bicylist And Pedestrian Safety
- April 8, 2016 - Updated Information on High Visibility Enforcement for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
- February 9, 2016 - FDOT Awards JSO Grant for Overtime Traffic Deployments
- May 15, 2015 - JSO Officers Participate in Jacksonville's Bike to Work Day - Public Education Campaign Continues with FDOT Grant
- May 1, 2015 - FDOT Awards JSO Second Grant for Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety Education & Enforcement
- May 22, 2014 - Local Law Enforcement Agencies Come Together to Discuss "Click It or Ticket"
- May 15, 2014 - JSO Participates in Jacksonville's Bike to Work Day
- May 14, 2014 - Public Notice: Long Term Traffic Education - May - August 2014*
- March 20, 2014 - JSO Continues to Address Bicycle Safety By Joining Forces with One Road Jax
- March 1, 2013 - Agencies Join Together to Address Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes and Fatalities
No Regrets When You Drive With Care:
:30 Public Service Announcement: JSO Officers Sing for Safety
:30 Commercial - FDOT Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow Public Service Announcement - English Version
:30 Commerical - FDOT Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow Public Service Announcement - Spanish Version
:30 Commerical - Bicycle Safety Public Service Announcement (partnership with One Road Jax)
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