From 2010 - 2014 in Fort Collins there were 1319 crashes that resulted in serious injuries and 18 crashes that resulted in death. Those crashes are broken down by type on the chart below. Bicycle, pedestrian, right angle, approach turn and rear end crashes made up over 70% of these serious crashes. It is our goal to try to reduce these types of crashes that are most likely to cause serious injuries to people.
Driving is a complicated task that requires undivided attention. With more portable technology now than ever, driver distractions have risen to unprecedented numbers. Cell phones aren't the only problem. Drivers can be distracted by eating and drinking, grooming, tuning the radio or even talking to passengers. Anything that takes your attention away from the road is a potential hazard. A commitment to focus on driving when behind the wheel and ignore distractions is a great first step people can take to improve safety. Below are some links that provide further information and things you can do to help prevent distracted driving.