Sacramento Has Highest Crash Rates In The State For Fifth Year

by Staff Blogger | April 9th, 2012

April 9, 2012

Since 2006, the California Office of Traffic Safety has conducted a survey to determine which major cities have the highest number of motor vehicle crashes. For the fifth time, Sacramento has been ranked as the city for drivers to most likely be involved in a crash.

According to The Sacramento Bee, the city beat out Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Fresno, and San Jose in composite rankings that looked at per capita injury and fatality crashes, alcohol-related crashes, and injuries involving pedestrians and bicyclists.

Sacramento also had one of the highest rankings of alcohol-related crashes out of all 13 cities examined, with 326 crashes in 2010 alone. Bicycle accidents and injuries among drivers 21 to 34 years old were also excessively high. Overall, 3,468 crashes were reported in Sacramento throughout 2010, which is a 23 percent drop from the number of accidents in 2006 when the numbers were first compiled.

Some say that the high number of crashes is associated with the high number of restaurants and bars that are in a centralized location in the city.

The California Car Accident Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers ask that all motorists do what they can to keep California’s highways safe by always remembering to buckle up, slow down, and drive defensively. Following these simple tips will lower your chances of being involved in an accident and can increase your chances of survival if an accident does occur.