Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Report Traffic Deaths Decrease

Traffic fatalities are down from last year in Jacksonville. JSO reports that from January 1st to June 30th:

Downtown
Springfield
Northside 2007 – 7 2008 – 7

Arlington 2007 – 19 2008 – 8

Southside
Mandarin 2007 – 15 2008 – 17

Westside 2007 – 19 2008 – 15

Northwest Jacksonville 2007 – 13 2008 – 13

North Jacksonville 2007 – 19 2008 – 6

TOTAL 2007 – 89 2008 – 66

Police say careless driving along with alcohol and drugs contribute to many deaths. Almost half of the traffic deaths are caused by people not using seat belts or motorcycle helmets.