Florida of the day: We’re a leader in car crashes into buildings

by Joey deVilla on January 3, 2020

Believe it or not, there’s an organization called the Storefront Safety Council, and they say that Florida is one of the top U.S. states for vehicles crashing into storefronts. Founded in 2011, the Council’s mission, as stated on their website, is to “reduce the number of vehicle-into-building crashes.”

Their report came out mere days after this crash, where a pickup truck travelling at high speed rammed through the exterior wall of the airport in Sarasota and crashed into the ticketing area:

Kudos to whoever built that counter!

41 percent of storefront crashes are caused by drivers age 60 and over, which should remind you of this South Park episode:

The Council also reports that nearly a quarter of the time, drivers confuse the accelerator and brake pedals, which auto manufacturers have blamed for sudden acceleration incidents.

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