Personal Injury Statistics for College Students
on Spring Break
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported that there were 41,337 total crashes in Broward County in a single recent year causing 225 fatalities and 24,762 injuries.
Broward County had 179 alcohol confirmed crashes causing six fatalities and 84 injuries, 11 drug confirmed crashes causing five fatalities and seven injuries, and six drug and alcohol confirmed crashes causing two fatalities and seven injuries.
The Washington Post reported that a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation said there were 400 crashes involving young drivers under the influence of alcohol that resulted in 11 deaths and almost 40 injuries during spring break.
Middle Tennessee State University reports that 1.5 million students go on spring break and spend $1 billon every year.