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Traffic Collisions

Variable Definitions:

Total Vehicle Collisions: The number of collisions involving a vehicle in an area

Collisions Involving Pedestrians: The number of collisions involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in an area

Collisions Involving Cyclists: The number of collisions involving a vehicle and a cyclist in an area

Source:
Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS)

Years Available:
2010 – 2020

Why are these variables important to measure?

Traffic Collisions

Traffic collisions involving pedestrians have many costs, including the potential loss of the driver’s or pedestrian’s life. Auto crashes have other costs, including medical expenses, insurance costs, and loss of wages and productivity. Accidents can result from a number of factors including alcohol consumption, speeding, fatigue, cell phone use or other driving distractions, or non-adherence to traffic lights.

A high number of traffic collisions involving pedestrians or cyclists in a neighborhood may be an indication of a need for more crosswalks, bike lanes, and other pedestrian and cyclist transportation resources in that area.

Citation:

“Cost of Auto Crashes & Statistics.” Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, 2015. Link.

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