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Traffic Collision Counts
Local governments track performance measures and indicators of traffic patterns, congestion, traffic fatalities, and more to understand our streets, freeways, and highways and plan for a future with fewer fatalities and injuries. Recently, SJCOG completed the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy, much of which is dedicated to performance indicators. For the future, we must track information such as traffic fatalities to tailor the plan for regional needs.

Click HERE for real time traffic updates from CalTrans.

Traffic Fatalities 
Vehicle collisions caused 40,100 deaths in the United States in 2017, 1% lower than in 2016. This levels off the largest two-year percent increase in 50 years. (Numbers obtained from National Safety Council NSC.org.) In San Joaquin County, traffic fatalities have increased in recent years, to 192 in 2016. These numbers have been calculated from SWITRS data.


2016 Vehicle Collisions Resulting in Injury or Death by City 

 City/Area Name Number Killed / Injured Speed Related Nighttime*  Hit and Run Alcohol Involved
Escalon 275122
Lodi32248223233
Manteca452132322236
Ripon6916447
Stockton
 2,483534197305213
Tracy 40389272622
County  6,0741,363521523611

 *Nighttime collisions between the hours of 9:00 PM - 2:59 AM
Collision numbers obtained from the California Office of Traffic Safety, 2016 Rankings

Pedestrian & Bicycle 
Collisions with vehicles were responsible for the deaths of 840 cyclists and 5,987 pedestrians in 2016 in the United States. (Data collected from FHWA Roadway Safety Dashboard, 2016.)
2016 Vehicle Collisions Resulting in Injury or Death by City*  

 City/Area Name Bicyclists Pedestrians
 Escalon03
 Lodi1614
 Manteca1620 
 Ripon02
 Stockton130136
 Tracy2219
 County223240

Collision numbers obtained from the California Office of Traffic Safety, 2016 Rankings

Safety Tips and Resources
Click HERE for ideas on how to create your own Roadside Emergency Kit.
Click HERE to download the CalTrans winter driving brochure.