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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
Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS)
2010 – 2020
Why are these variables important to measure?
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.
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Access to cost effective, time efficient and environmentally conscious transportation is a pressing issue affecting people around the world. In 2017, INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard