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Albemarle Sees Decrease in Car Accidents in 2013

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Albemarle County Police Department Press Release

The Albemarle County Police Department has compiled traffic statistics for the 2013 calendar year. In comparing this data to the 2012 calendar year, there has been a decrease in reportable crashes, reportable crashes with injury, reportable crashes involving alcohol, reportable crashes with injury involving alcohol and total crash numbers.

We are encouraged by these statistics and the positive trend they represent. Traffic safety is one of the top priorities for the ACPD and we are dedicated to continuing our education and enforcement efforts in 2014. The Traffic Unit has focused on traffic education in high schools, traffic safety messages with the use of the electronic message boards in heavily traveled areas, public safety announcements, commercial motor vehicle enforcement and dedicated DUI and speed enforcement.

In addition to our focus on traffic safety, we would like to thank the community for its dedication to safety. We appreciate you buckling up, putting away phones and distractions and choosing not to drink and drive. Thanks to all of our efforts, we are seeing a positive change on the roads in Albemarle County. Please help us continue with this safety trend in 2014.

Traffic statistics are below:

DMV REPORTABLE CRASHES FOR ALBEMARLE COUNTY

2012- 1,928

2013- 1,634 16% DECREASE FROM 2012

DMV REPORTABLE CRASHES WITH INJURY

2012- 827 Unbelted- 55

2013- 698 Unbelted- 46 16% DECREASE FROM 2012

DMV REPORTABLE CRASHES ALCOHOL RELATED

2012- 139

2013- 108 22% DECREASE FROM 2012

DMV REPORTABLE CRASHES ALCOHOL RELATED INJURIES

2012- 71

2013- 63 11% DECREASE FROM 2012

DMV REPORTABLE CRASHES WITH FATALITY

2012- 12 Unbelted- 5

2013- 11 Unbelted- 3

TOTAL CRASH NUMBERS 2013

DMV REPORTABLE- 1,634

DEPARTMENT REPORTED- 678

CRASHES NO REPORT- 603

DEPARTMENT TOTAL- 2,915 7% DECREASE FROM 2012

TOTAL CRASH NUMBERS 2012

DMV REPORTABLE- 1,928

DEPARTMENT REPORTED- 547

CRASHES NO REPORT- 657

DEPARTMENT TOTAL- 3,132

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