Interesting fact: Collision investigators often use the term ‘crash’ instead of ‘accident’ because they rarely are ‘accidents’ without any apparent cause. Eugene Police is releasing public service announcements about how to reduce crashes by eliminating common mistakes. The PSAs are animated with illustrations and examples of:
• Following too closely• Driving while distracted• Running yellow lights• Driving while intoxicated
Here are the numbers of citations written by EPD for these offenses during the last four years.
Note: Targeted enforcements for these offenses may vary from year to year, and may impact how many citations are written.
Last year, 2013, there were 701 DUII arrests, four felony DUI arrests, 121 Following Too Close citations, 1,387 Failure to Obey Traffic Device, and 954 Driving While Using a Cellphone.
The top motor vehicle crash locations? (from 10/1/13 through 9/20/14)Note: not all the locations listed in the top 6 MVA crash location are in the City, however, EPD may respond to crashes there, and since they are near Eugene, it is worth pointing out for people commuting or travelling to and from the City:Ferry Street Bridge = 35 crashes168 Delta Northbound = 24 crashesW. 11th Avenue/Greenhill = 13 crashes235/I-105 Eastbound = 13 crashes813 Beltline Eastbound = 12 crashesCoburg/Oakway = 12 crashes
The attached PDF contains links to the Public Service Announcements (YouTube, Prezi, and Vimeo Versions.)