Traffic Safety in Fort Collins
The City of Fort Collins strives to provide a safe, efficient, and reliable transportation system for people using all modes of travel. Safety for roadway users is a top priority. Allstate Insurance Company has repeatedly named Fort Collins as one the nation’s top cities in its Best Drivers Report. And in 2016, the City became the first public local entity to join the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Moving Towards Zero Death initiative. We appreciate the many residents who contribute to safe driving in the City. While the traffic safety record in Fort Collins is good compared to other communities, we still have room for improvement. In 2017, there were more than 4,200 reported traffic crashes in our City. Almost 300 crashes involved serious injuries, and 13 lives were lost. The human impact coupled with an annual economic impact of $192 million due to crashes provide plenty of reasons for Fort Collins to continue to strive to improve safety.
Traffic Safety Summary
The City Traffic Operations Department produces an annual Traffic Safety Summary. This summary provides a description of traffic crashes that have occurred on public streets in Fort Collins. The report is intended to be used as a benchmarking tool to track progress on efforts to reduce the number of crashes and crash severity. In addition, the document is intended to serve as a tool to help determine strategies and countermeasures to achieve crash reduction goals.
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