In order to keep our community informed of just some of the many aspects of police work we do on a regular basis, we are bringing to you our quarterly traffic compilations of all traffic collision data that was collected in the first quarter of 2019.
This data is available for you to view at your convenience. To reiterate, the data being released today is collision statistics compiled from January 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019. The data includes where the incident occurred, the primary collision factor (abbreviated PCF, meaning the primary reason for why the collision occurred), and if the collisions involve a bicyclist, a pedestrian, someone driving under the influence, and more.
That data set can be found here.
We will be sharing these statistics and this message not only here, but on our social media channels as well.
Please note, in order to provide the most complete data possible, we will be sharing statistics with a two-month gap to ensure we have as complete a data set as possible. That, however, does not guarantee that the data sets are 100 percent complete, and as such, we know that we will need to update the information provided here should the need arise. Traffic collision investigations, depending on their severity, can take several weeks and even months to complete. As we are able, we will update the data to reflect the most accurate information.
We will continue to release monthly traffic statistics on top topics discussed on social media, and we will continue to share quarterly reports here for you.
As with each message we share regarding traffic data in Mountain View, we often also share a safety message. We are heading into concert season soon, with the first shows of the year playing this weekend.
Over the course of two days, Dead & Co. will be playing for fans at Shoreline Amphitheatre (Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1). The shows are expected to draw big crowds, and as such, we ask that you bear that in mind as you head to and from the Shoreline area. You may see delays at exits heading towards the amphitheatre along Highway 85 and Highway 101. Please do not use the shoulder to drive around traffic or to bypass the line.
Along North Shoreline Boulevard, residents and concert-goers can expect traffic delays heading into the amphitheatre. Please leave your home to get to the show with plenty of time to find parking and get to your seats. Speeding and/ or reckless driving to try and ensure you make the shows in time will only hurt you, and potentially others. Think smartly and safely prior to heading out.
For those of you who are able to adjust your schedules at work on Friday to potentially leave the Shoreline area a little early, we highly suggest it! Please note, while these shows are not sold out, and there are no road closures expected, we will update you if anything changes.
We thank you in advance for your patience!
As always, stay safe, Mountain View. And, let us know if you need us. We're just a phone call away.