Number of Injury/Fatal Crashes

Desired Result:  Below Target

 
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Analysis of Performance


  • Injury/Fatal crashes are the number of reported public street crashes involving motor vehicles, bicyclists or pedestrians where someone was injured or killed. 
  • Injury/Fatal crashes were above target during Q1 '22.       
  • The 64 injury/fatal crashes in Q1 '22 was greater than the previous 5-year average for Q1 of 50.
  • The increase in serious injury crashes is following the national trend which is reporting crashes at the highest rate in a decade. 



Metric Definition
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.

Benchmark Information
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.