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Alarming amount of car crashes outside schools, study says

Posted: 2:19 PM, Dec 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-13 18:13:40-05

Are your kids safe walking to school or even getting off the bus near school? A Florida law firm dug through the FL Department of Motor Vehicle records to find out the number of crashes within 500 feet of schools— and it’s alarming!

The study found thousands of crashes are happening within 500 feet of schools and with more kids distracted by phones and blasting music in their headphones, crashes involving middle and higher schoolers are up. The pedestrian death rate for kids ages 12-19 has increased 13 perfect in the past 3 years.

The study looked at the most crash prone areas around schools and developed a tool parents can use to search for their child’s specific school to see how many crashes happened there in 2016.

You can find the number of crashes at your neighborhood school here

Here's a list of the schools in St. Pete and Tampa where the most crashes are happening near schools, according to the study:

St Petersburg schools:
Pinellas Mycroschool (690 crashes in 2016)
Campbell Park Elementary School (480 crashes in 2016)
Gibbs High School (452 crashes in 2016)
Tyrone Middle School (443 crashes in 2016)
Midtown Academy (428 crashes in 2016)
Lealman Innovation Academy (413 crashes in 2016)
St. Petersburg High School (389 crashes in 2016)
John M. Sexton Elementary School (385 crashes in 2016)
John Hopkins Middle School (382 crashes in 2016)
Thurgood Marshall Fundamental (377 crashes in 2016)
Melrose Elementary School (356 crashes in 2016)
Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary (354 crashes in 2016)
Woodlawn Elementary School (353 crashes in 2016)
Perkins Elementary School (341 crashes in 2016)
New Heights Elementary School (305 crashes in 2016)
Maximo Elementary School (281 crashes in 2016)
St. Petersburg Collegiate High School (281 crashes in 2016)
Meadowlawn Middle School (280 crashes in 2016)
Lakeview Fundamental Elementary (276 crashes in 2016)

Tampa schools:
Patricia Sullivan Metropolitan (787 crashes in 2016)
Washington Elementary School (720 crashes in 2016)
Lee Elementary Magnet School (707 crashes in 2016)
Hillsborough Ese Contracted Residential Placement (694 crashes in 2016)
Memorial Middle School (583 crashes in 2016)
Seminole Elementary School (564 crashes in 2016)
Hillsborough High School (542 crashes in 2016)
Seminole Heights Charter High School (524 crashes in 2016)
Walton Academy (514 crashes in 2016)
Rampello K-8 Magnet School (509 crashes in 2016)
Jefferson High School (485 crashes in 2016)
Shore Elementary Magnet School (481 crashes in 2016)
Channelside Academy Middle School (459 crashes in 2016)
Bay Crest Elementary School (451 crashes in 2016)
Macfarlane Park Elementary Magnet School (441 crashes in 2016)
Cleveland Elementary School (432 crashes in 2016)
Dunbar Elementary Magnet School (415 crashes in 2016)
Roland Park K-8 Magnet School (411 crashes in 2016)
Lavoy Exceptional Center (383 crashes in 2016)
Just Elementary School (381 crashes in 2016)