New interactive dashboard tracks crashes throughout Florida

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles puts out new tool tracking crashes

Police say a teen driving a stolen vehicle caused a crash in Polk County. (Florida Highway Patrol)

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles now has an interactive dashboard that tracks crashes from all 67 Florida counties.

At the time it was first posted, the map included data from 2018 through the first five days of 2021.

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Users can see an overview of crashes across the entire state for a given year or they can get data for each individual county by clicking on them.

The dashboard breaks the information down further, giving numbers for pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle crashes.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.