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 second 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 April 1, 2019 to June 30, 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.
The data set can be found here:
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, still 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 work to 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.
This weekend, the San Francisco 49s compete against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Big Game, but we know who the real MVP is this weekend -- ensuring that you get home safely from your football celebrations.
If you plan on imbibing while you celebrate, please consider one of the following ways to make it safely back to your home with your family:
-- Designate a sober driver
-- Utilize a ride-sharing service or taxi service
-- Think about using public transit, such as VTA or Caltrain
-- Stay where you are and rest up until you are sober enough to operate a car
-- If you're hosting friends and family, make sure there is space for someone to stay in the event that they aren't safe enough to drive a car to get home
-- Walk home -- you can still be cited for biking under the influence
Thank you all for making every effort to keep yourself and others safe on the road. Remember, these tips aren't just relevant for this weekend -- they're relevant always.
As always, stay safe everyone. Have questions? Let us know.