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Posted on: November 12, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Four Tips to Help You Prevent Traffic Crashes

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)
Ferry Street Bridge = 35 crashes
168 Delta Northbound = 24 crashes
W. 11th Avenue/Greenhill = 13 crashes
235/I-105 Eastbound = 13 crashes
813 Beltline Eastbound = 12 crashes
Coburg/Oakway = 12 crashes

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.

The attached PDF contains links to the Public Service Announcements (YouTube, Prezi, and Vimeo Versions.)

Crash Reduction PDF/Links
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