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State Safety Office / Strategic Highway Safety / Intersection Crashes

Intersection Crashes

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Background


Crashes are classified as "intersection crashes" if they occur at or within 250 feet of signalized and non-signalized intersections.

From 2006 to 2010 nearly 29 of the statewide traffic fatalities occurred at or within 250 of an intersection.

Although intersection-related fatalities and serious injuries have declined from 12,796 in 2006 to 9,200 in 2010, 4,179 people died in intersection-related crashes and 50,408 were seriously injured.

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Strategies


  1. Increase safety of intersections for all users;
  2. Identify systemic intersection safety improvements, update the Intersection Safety Plan and encourage implementation at the local level;
  3. Promote improved access management at the state and local level;
  4. Consider including safety in the planning/value engineering manual;
  5. Update policies, guidelines, handbooks and training based on the Highway Safety Manual;
  6. Increase education programs designed to provide targeted information to drivers; and
  7. Increase targeted enforcement activities at high-crash locations and increase public education.

Team Members

  • City of St. Petersburg
  • Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • Florida Highway Patrol
  • Florida Department of Transportation