Here in Jacksonville, we have more than our fair share of bad drivers. In fact, Duval County is the second highest county in Florida for the number
of drivers causing three or more car accidents during the three year period of 2006 to 2008. A new state law aims to remove such careless drivers from the road.
Starting January 1, 2010, motorists convicted of three moving violations that result in auto accidents, will lose their licenses. In order to get their licenses restored, they will have to attend a drivers’ education course, pay $548.00, and retake the driving test.
From 2006 through 2008, Jacksonville had 372 drivers that caused three or more car crashes. The only county higher is Miami-Dade County, with 378 such drivers. However, Miami-Dade County has three times as many licensed drivers, meaning Jacksonville has, by far, the highest number of such careless drivers per capita in the state.
Statewide, there were 3,277 such drivers during the 2006 to 2008 time frame. Thirty-two percent of these auto accidents caused personal injuries. Five of these car wrecks resulted in death.
If you have any questions about a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact our Jacksonville car accident lawyers.