Number of Accidents Decline in the City

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 09:02

The Winchester Police Department has sent a message to residents and visitors of the city to take their personal safety seriously when behind the wheel, and statistics show the message is being heard.  According to statistics that meet Department of Motor Vehicles reporting standards in 2013 there was a 34 percent decrease in traffic crashes in Winchester from 2012 to 2013.  There were no fatal accidents in 2013 and crashes involving injury dropped 36 percent.  Alcohol related crashes involving injury fell 92 percent from 2012 to 2013.  Crashes that resulted in injury and were found to be speed related declined 58 percent.

Available Crash Data for Calendar Year (CY)

CY 2010

CY 2011

CY 2012

CY 2013

Total Crashes

464

499

533

354

Fatal Crashes

0

0

1

0

Injury Crashes

134

150

119

76

Alcohol Related Injury Crashes

10

10

13

1

Speed Related Injury Crashes

19

13

12

5

Over the past three years officers have performed some of the highest enforcement efforts in the department’s history.  While these statistics are encouraging officers continue to be aggressive and proactive in an effort to encourage good driving behavior. The public has acknowledged that the message heard on the street is you don’t drink and drive in the city, or you will be caught. 
The Winchester Police Department would like to thank the public for taking driving seriously in an effort to ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road.