We are pleased to bring you the “most discussed” topics on social media regarding traffic (not including locations) for the month of December.
Each month, we share these traffic statistics – a total of eight – that we see as being of primary concern to you, our residents. These statistics include the following: injury collisions, fatal collisions, collisions involving bicyclists, collisions involving pedestrians, stop sign violations, red light violations, speeding violations and cell phone violations. As we are able, we will also share messages to you and to others who follow our channels as we conduct enforcement in and around the city.
We announced this effort in the summer of 2018, and we are thrilled to continue this endeavor in the new year.
Below are the statistics for the top traffic topics noted for December 2018. Please note, in order to provide you with the most complete data set possible, we have a two-month buffer to allow as many reports to be logged into our system as possible. Our five-man traffic team is quite busy, not just with traffic enforcement, but helping out our patrol teams, our school resource teams, and more!
While this buffer does not guarantee that the data set is 100 percent complete, we will update and correct them should the need arise. We will also inform you of any significant changes to the data set.
You will see even more data, including where the incident occurred, the primary collision fact (abbreviated PCF, meaning the primary reason why the collision occurred), and if the collision involved a bicyclist, a pedestrian, someone under the influence, and more, in our quarterly compilation. That will be shared with you in the next month.
December 2018 statistics:
Traffic Collisions, Injuries: 18
Traffic Collisions, Fatal: 0
Speeding Violations: 21
Stop sign disregards: 12
Signal disregards: 15
Cell phone violations: 14
Bicycle-involved collisions: 7
Pedestrian involved collisions: 4
In addition to sharing this data with you, we also wanted to take a moment to remind our residents about safety on the roadways as we continue to experience wet weather in and around the Bay Area. It's true when we say traffic safety is everyone's responsibility!
If you are driving in rainy weather, please remember to turn on your lights AND your windshield wipers. Please drive cautiously -- the road is slick! There is no need to speed to get to your destination. In fact, driving slightly under the speed limit could help keep you and those around you safe on the road. Please be extra cautious as you turn and as you exit driveways. Look both ways and do not assume that other drivers, bicyclists or pedestrians can see you.
If you are biking in the rain, make sure you are wearing clothing that can be easily visible to others and make sure you have lights on your bike! When you are turning, and when you are heading out of a driveway, look both ways, and please signal where you are going. Also, please, stop at stop signs and do not attempt to ride through red lights.
If you are walking in the rain, make sure you are wearing clothing that can be easily visible to others and make sure you use crosswalks when crossing the road! Look both ways, and keep your eyes up and your phones down (and at least one ear open) so you are aware of your surroundings. This goes for bicyclists and drivers too!
If you have any other suggestions, please, let us know! Thanks everyone, and stay safe.