North County Cities Ranked for Traffic Safety

Car accident injury and fatality statistics from 2007 were released yesterday by the California Office of Traffic Safety, and show a wide disparity among Northern San Diego County cities.

Escondido seemed to fair the worse, ranking third highest among 52 cities of similar size in alcohol-related accidents per vehicle mile. Faring better was Carlsbad, who ranked 41st lowest in the same category. The ranking are based on the number of people injured or killed in automobile accidents each year.

The purpose of the study was to assist cities in identifying problems with traffic safety, and to help the state in assigning federal tax dollars to the cities that need it most.

A copy of the study can be found here (.pdf).

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