Report: Number of deadly crashes in Bay Area jumped 43 percent from 2010 to 2016

 

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A report from the MTC says the number of deadly crashes in the Bay Area jumped by 43 percent from 2010 to 2016 and injuries from crashes are up 25 percent.

It is believed that is partly because of more people being on the road as the economy improves.

And although officials say roads are significantly safer today for drivers, that’s not the case for bicyclists and pedestrians.

They accounted for more than a third of all the 2016 road deaths.

The areas with the most road deaths included San Francisco, Solano, Napa, and Sonoma counties.

On average, six people a day are injured in crashes in the Bay Area.

Experts say the top three factors for crashes are speed, improper turning, and driving under the influence.

Injuries from crashes: http://www.vitalsigns.mtc.ca.gov/injuries-crashes

Fatalities from crashes: http://www.vitalsigns.mtc.ca.gov/fatalities-crashes

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