Number of Injury/Fatal Crashes
- Analysis of Performance
- Metric Definition
- Why Is This Important?
- City Organization Impact on Performance
- Benchmark Information
Analysis of Performance
Injury/Fatal crashes is the number of reported public street crashes involving motor vehicles, bicyclists or pedestrians where someone was injured or killed. The 3rd quarter of 2015 was slightly above target with 88 injury crashes (the target is below 87 for Q3). The number of crashes in Q3 '15 was more than the previous three 3rd quarters including 2012 (80 injury crashes), 2013 (80 injury crashes) and 2014 (82 injury crashes). The 88 injury/fatal crashes are a subset of the 1,172 total crashes that occurred in Q3 2015.
Injury/Fatal crashes is the number of reported public street crashes involving motor vehicles, bicyclists or pedestrians where someone was injured or killed.
Why Is This Important?
Safe travel in Fort Collins is important for the quality of life for residents and visitors. In order to improve traffic safety, data must be used to determine specific problems than can be targeted.
City Organization Impact on Performance
Medium - Traffic crashes tend to have contributing factors from three areas: human factors, vehicle design/maintenance, and roadway/environment. The City uses Engineering, Enforcement and Education to target the human element and the roadway elements. While we can't prevent all crashes, these efforts do have an impact.
Traffic crash reporting thresholds and definitions of injury severity vary between cities and States making accurate comparisons difficult. There are Federal reporting requirements for fatal crashes that require a consistent reporting method for those crashes and we do benchmark against other cities using those fatal crash statistics. However, because there are so few fatal crashes that may not provide an adequate comparison either.