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 2nd quarter of 2015 was below target with 53 injury crashes (the target is below 81 for Q2). The number of crashes in Q2 '15 was also less than the previous three 2nd quarters including 2012 (81 injury crashes), 2013 (74 injury crashes) and 2014 (72 injury crashes). The 53 injury/fatal crashes are a subset of the 976 total crashes that occurred in Q2 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.