The numbers came in this morning...we lost 3 motorcyclists over the Thanksgiving weekend...All were wearing helmets...
Thanks to the Florida Highway Patrol for the following...
Twenty-two people were killed in crashes investigated by Florida Highway Patrol troopers over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, which began on Wednesday, November 22, and extended through Sunday, November 26, 2006.
During this period, troopers arrested 141 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (D.U.I.); issued 11,008 citations for unlawful speed violations; issued 1,506 citations for safety belt violations; and assisted 4,290 motorists on Florida’s highways.
The following statistics are preliminary and cover only those crashes investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The 22 deaths occurred in 19 separate traffic crashes.
11 fatalities (or 50%) occurred during the hours of darkness.
3 of the fatal traffic crashes (or 16 %) were known to be alcohol-related; 11 (or 58%) remain listed as pending; with 5 (or 26%) presently classified as not alcohol related.
Of the 22 deaths, 6 (or 27%) were pedestrians; and 3 (or 14%) were motorcyclists.
All motorcyclists were wearing helmets.
85% of those killed in vehicles normally equipped with safety belts were not wearing their belts.
Last edited by bumblebee; 11-28-2006 at 08:14 AM.