Safe Streets Data
More information regarding event outreach and listening sessions.
Our data shows that collisions are most frequently caused by motorists and motorcyclists that drive “too fast for conditions.” Because higher speeds increase both the risk of a collision and the likelihood of serious injury or death, reducing the speed at which motorists travel is essential to creating safer streets. The human body cannot withstand high speed collisions with vehicles and chances of dying from impact by a vehicle greatly increases as vehicle speed increases. Proven methods to reduce speeding include narrowing or repurposing vehicle lanes and increasing enforcement.
Vulnerable Road Users
Age and Gender of Victims
Interventions and education programs must be data-driven and focused on the most at-risk populations. The content and messaging of education and enforcement initiatives must take into account that travel behavior can vary by age and other factors. For example, Long Beach collision data shows that primarily male teens and young adults represent a disproportionate share of those killed or seriously injured by traffic collisions. As in other aspects of life, the reality is that men in this age group may engage in more risky behaviors. The values and attitudes of this population should be reflected in any educational efforts encouraging safe travel behaviors.