Traffic crashes are a major safety problem in the DRCOG region. There are about 220 reported traffic crashes per day in the region. These crashes result in about 70 injured persons per day and four traffic fatalities per week.
DRCOG, along with CDOT and local jurisdictions, tracks, analyzes, and reports on traffic safety issues within the Denver region.
DRCOG Reports on Traffic Safety
DRCOG has produced a number of reports that describe traffic safety issues within the Denver region:
- The Overview of Traffic Safety in the Denver Region provides an overview of general traffic safety issues, describes basic techniques for measuring and improving roadway safety, and lists contact information for regional traffic safety programs.
- The Report on Traffic Safety in the Denver Region, an update to Overview of Traffic Safety in the Denver Region, describes traffic safety issues within the region and provides information on crash mitigation strategies.
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety in the Denver analyzes collisions in the Denver region between a pedestrian or bicyclist and motor vehicles, and identifies mitigation strategies to prevent or reduce pedestrian and bicycle crashes.
Regional crash data is available on the DRCOG Data Catalogue for 2004 through 2012. Two CDOT Crash Report Forms are available and are needed in order to interpret the raw crash data: